The article intends to demonstrate the importance of choosing suitable research methods and techniques in the field of management science, with the goal of enhancing the dependability, depth, and excellence of the conducted research. A two-stage international survey conducted using survey questionnaires based on a target group of academics conducting research in management science and managers conducting research in core management activities was used to achieve the stated goal. The research findings unequivocally emphasise the significance of practical methodology in the pursuit of identifying methods and approaches that impact the trajectory of the research process and the efficacy of organisational operations. The research results obtained provide a broader perspective on pragmatic methodology, especially the perspective of methods for scientific activity subordinated to the pragmatic solution of research problems. The empirical implications of this article focus mainly on answering the research questions posed, thus providing recommendations for both academics conducting research in management science and managers conducting research in core management activities.