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Should I use:

"This approach is not economic and user friendly blah blah ..."

Or

"This approach is not economic and not user friendly blah blah ..."

Or anything else?

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Research? You mean Google? –  Daniel Mar 14 '13 at 16:52
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You are correct that only using one not can be ambiguous about user-friendliness. However, using not twice is awkward. You could consider the following, of which I think I prefer the second.

This approach is not economic or user-friendly ...
This approach is neither economic nor user-friendly ...

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