Methodology: A Retroductive Approach

  • Juliane Hartig


This chapter outlines the methodology for the empirical investigation, taking the research purpose as point of departure. Correspondingly, the purpose of the research and the basic research perspective are outlined first. The research strategy follows a mixed method approach which is described next. This is followed by a description of the method for data collection (research instrument) and data analysis and presentation. Issues of quality (validity, reliability) of the data and methods of analysis are likewise addressed.


Mixed Method Approach Organisational Response Patent Data Mixed Method Research Analytic Frame 


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© Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2011

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