Research objects and research outcomes are proposed to act as a guide to select a proper research method. We, however, recommend that the research question as the essential factor of the research process should guide selection. Based on this idea we here develop taxonomy of research approaches with six categories. Taxonomy is then compared with three other classifications of research methods by using the comprehensiveness, parsimony and usefulness criteria.
Jarvinen, P. H., "Research Questions Guiding Selection of an Appropriate Research Method" (2000). ECIS 2000 Proceedings. 26.