Weighing the Strengths and Shortcomings of the Mixed Methods Approach: A Study of Omani Students’ Entrepreneurial Interests

Abstract

This case study presents the use of a mixed methods research approach in analyzing the implication of graduate students’ attitude toward entrepreneurship. It discusses the advantages and shortcomings of the mixed methods approach and cites a case where a mixed methods approach can help researchers to gain more insights. It describes in detail the relevance of the chosen research design. It also highlights the challenges that a researcher might face while adopting a mixed methods research approach. It puts into perspective the lessons a researcher learns while applying the mixed methods approach in practice. It concludes that identifying the shortcomings or limitations of a mixed methods approach is important so that a sounder research plan can be developed for future studies.

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