Triangulation in a Quasi-Experimental Mixed Methods Study: Convergence, Divergence, and Complementarity of Results (Published)
Mixed methods research is empirically known to bring about converging, diverging, and/or complementary results and this remains a methodological illumination to embrace and a challenge to overcome. The existing literature deals with the review of relevant research results in mixed methods studies with limited testing whether and how results, different or similar, originate from the integrated data analysis and how additional non-quantitized or non-qualitized data are used. After matching phase-one with phase-two respondents, we merged quantitized essay and interview data (qualitative methods strand) with survey questionnaire data (quantitative methods strand), performed mixed and non-mixed data analyses to statistically compare and enrich results from both methods strands. The aim of this article is to move beyond the mixing of methods and data and triangulate results. We statistically test, empirically analyse, and offer guidance on the practical dimensions to consider while mixing qualitative and quantitative methods.
This paper seeks to examine the influence of process control on business performance of quoted manufacturing companies in Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted. Three (3) tentative assertions, hypotheses were formulated. The sample size was thirty-two (32) quoted manufacturing companies in Nigeria. Pearson product moment correlation and QSR-Nvivo aided the quantitative and qualitative data analysis respectively. The study findings indicated that process control has very positive relationship with business performance. In conclusion, profitability, effectiveness and efficiency adoption as proxies of business performance has been proven to be largely a function of process control. The study recommends that manufacturing firms should increase the control measure in the work process to ensure conformity and avoidance of deviations, in order to achieve higher performance in their operations.
Triangulation Analysis of Complex Health Organizations in French-Speaking Black Africa Methods (Published)
African evaluate complex organizations of a public nature, and regional or international scope including non-governmental or humanitarian organizations working in the field of public health is not easy. Many problems related to planning of the study and the lack of relevant methodological tools to better decode the organizational phenomena and make sense of them both descriptive and prescriptive often pose significant obstacles. This is to contribute to solving these problems that should adopt a pluralistic approach or policy based on methodological triangulation. It is the integration of the various methodological tools (triangulation of quantitative and qualitative methods and triangulation of data sources). The use of this approach has allowed to know the story of three regionally-based organizations based in Côte d’Ivoire and Mali, their actual performance and future prospects. We have also been able to verify the rigor of the method, especially in terms of relevance of the observations and criterion validity of the content of investigations