The role of a pragmatist paradigm when adopting mixed methods in behavioural accounting research

John A. Brierley
2017 International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance  
This paper argues that a flexible approach should be adopted in the application of mixed methods research in behavioural accounting research by conducting it within the pragmatic paradigm, especially when a paradigm is defined as shared beliefs among members of a speciality area. By doing this, behavioural accounting researchers are not restricted by ontological and epistemological issues when deciding on how to address a variety of different research questions.
doi:10.1504/ijbaf.2017.086432 fatcat:dscmkcckmjf7fdlamggc7o3lm4