Title

Triangulation in construction management research.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Blackwell Publishers Ltd

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Business

RAS ID

1328

Comments

This article was originally published as: Love, P. E., Holt, G. D., & Li, H. (2002). Triangulation in construction management research. Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, 9(4), 294-303. Original available here

Abstract

There has been considerable debate in the construction management (CM) literature as to which research methodology is the most appropriate to CM research problems. This paper contributes to that debate by suggesting that postmodernity and multi-level research can extend the scope of CM theory. It is argued that if CM researchers are to effectively solve the problems that the construction industry faces, then they need to adopt a robust methodological approach that takes account of both ontological and epistemological viewpoints. It is proffered that only then will we fully understand phenomena that influence organizational and project performance in construction.

DOI

10.1108/eb021224

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1108/eb021224