Combined and Mixed Methods Research in Environmental Engineering: When Two is Better Than One

Lelde Timma, Andra Blumberga, Dagnija Blumberga
2015 Energy Procedia  
Eco-innovation will play a major role in contributing to a sustainable future. Understanding the diffusion is critical, since the diffusion rate is slow and the path unclear. We present the conceptual methodology for eco-innovation diffusion. This methodology combines mixed and combined research methodology to improve the validity and reliability of results. A survey is used as a quantitative method; artificial neural networks and system dynamic are applied as qualitative methods. With this
more » ... hods. With this article we aim to contribute to the applications of combined and mixed methods research in the field of eco-innovation diffusion. The application of the presented methodology can be extended for other problems.
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.06.043 fatcat:hlxiguqnabfg5dfaf6zaxneuom