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A Procedure for Implementing Exploratory Mixed Methods Research into Dry Port Management

Jeevan, Jagan; Bandara, Yapa Mahinda; Mohd Saleh, Nurul Haqimin; Ngah, Abdul Hafaz; Hanafiah, Rudiah


Jagan Jeevan

Nurul Haqimin Mohd Saleh

Abdul Hafaz Ngah

Rudiah Hanafiah


Qualitative approach has become the main method of exploring significant dimensions in dry port research.
Quantitative approach has also been employed to examine empirical evidence in this research area. The application of mixed methods has been proposed in the dry port research to provide a multidimensional insight into seaport research issues. This paper provides guidance on mixed method application in dry port research and demonstrates that the implementation of mixed methods research is capable of providing comprehensive results by integrating qualitative and quantitative results in a single research. The availability of different dimensions and alternative designs lends this approach wide applicability, facilitating the production of valid and reliable outcomes and ensuring high level of generalizability of dry port research.


Jeevan, J., Bandara, Y. M., Mohd Saleh, N. H., Ngah, A. H., & Hanafiah, R. (2019). A Procedure for Implementing Exploratory Mixed Methods Research into Dry Port Management. Transactions on Maritime Science, 8(2), 157-170.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2019
Online Publication Date Oct 21, 2019
Publication Date 2019-10
Deposit Date Mar 31, 2022
Publicly Available Date Apr 1, 2022
Journal Transactions on Maritime Science
Print ISSN 1848-3305
Electronic ISSN 1848-3313
Publisher Faculty of Maritime Studies
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 2
Pages 157-170
Keywords Dry ports, Mixed methods, Grounded theory, Exploratory factor analysis, Malaysia
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