Method slurring

Where researchers confuse and muddle methods within a single piece of research which have different philosophical foundations without acknowledging that this is what they are doing (e.g. are based on different epistemologies). This can make results difficult to interpret, and makes answering research questions coherently difficult.


Foundational paper (s)

Baker C, Wuest J, Stern PN. Method slurring: the grounded theory/phenomenology example. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 1992. 17(11):1355-1360.