The diversity of approaches subsequently adds diversity to definition and description. Here, anthropologists practiced their methods on university cultures or by conducting lengthy case studies involving field-based observations of groups with the aim of understanding their social and cultural lives CRESWELL et al.
Step by Step Cross-Case Analysis: Consequently, various designs have been proposed for preparing, planning, and conducting case study research with advice on key considerations for achieving success.
While objectivity is a goal, YIN also recognizes the descriptive and interpretive elements of case study. It would also be excellent supplementary reading for a course in qualitative research methods that would provide students with an appreciation of the difficulties and possibilities of drawing conclusions from words.
The Particular and the General. YIN's two-part definition focuses on the scope, process, and methodological characteristics of case study research, emphasizing the nature of inquiry as being empirical, and the importance of context to the case.
Toon meer Toon minder Recensie s Researchers in education and social science have worried for decades over how to study multiple cases of the same phenomena and come up with viable conclusions.
Precision, process, and practicality are core attributes of YIN's approach to case study.
Pragmatic constructivist MERRIAM maintains a constructivist approach to case study research, whereby the researcher assumes that reality is constructed intersubjectively through meanings and understandings developed socially and experientially.
Because of this, constructivism and interpretivism commonly permeate the implementation of this research design. It would also be excellent supplementary reading for a course in qualitative research methods that would provide students with an appreciation of the difficulties and possibilities of drawing conclusions from words.
BROWN sums up the influences of each, saying that "case study research is supported by the pragmatic approach of Merriam, informed by the rigour of Yin and enriched by the creative interpretation described by Stake" p.
Robert Stake's careful analysis lays out the problems, the pitfalls, and the dangers of such an enterprise, and provides masterful, amply illustrated, easily understood, and reproducible solutions.
It would also be excellent supplementary reading for a course in qualitative research methods that would provide students with an appreciation of the difficulties and possibilities of drawing conclusions from words.
The Ukraine Case Study 7. Developing Case Topics 5. Previous Step by Step evaluations 5. As a result, surveys, experiments, and statistical methods anchored in quantitative approaches were favored and considered more rigorous than qualitative designs JOHANSSON, Foundational Concepts While over time the contributions of researchers from varied disciplines have helped to develop and strengthen case study research, the variety of disciplinary backgrounds has also added complexity, particularly around how case study research is defined, described, and applied in practice.
While having a disciplined approach to the process and acknowledging that case study can use quantitative methods, STAKE's approach is underpinned by a strong motivation for discovering meaning and understanding of experiences in context.
The Slovakia Case Study 8. Expected Utility of Cases and Ordinariness of Situations. While some may argue that mixing qualitative and quantitative methods could threaten the veracity of the research BOBLIN et al. Key contributors to case study research and major contextual influences on its evolution are included.
The Grounds for Assertions. A case is selected because it is interesting in itself or can facilitate the understanding of something else; it is instrumental in providing insight on an issue STAKE, This book would be appropriate as a textbook for advanced courses in qualitative or case study research, and also as a guide and resource for practicing researchers and evaluators.
Post-positivism is evident in how he defines "case study as a form of empirical inquiry" p. Processes such as descriptive, thematic and content analysis, and triangulation are significant in ensuring the quality of a study, therefore, methods of data collection and analysis need to be organized and systematized with a detailed chain of evidence MERRIAM, Such investigations were conducted in the natural setting of those experiences with results presented descriptively or as a narrative MERRIAM, Read "Multiple Case Study Analysis" by Robert E.
Stake, PhD with Rakuten Kobo. Examining situational complexity is a vital part of social and behavioral science research. This engaging text provides.
Get this from a library! Multiple case study analysis. [Robert E Stake] -- "This engaging text shows readers how to design, analyze, and report studies that balance common issues across the group of cases with the unique features and context of each case. Three actual.
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Examining situational complexity is a vital part of social and behavioral science research. Like STAKE, MERRIAM emphasizes the defining feature of case study research as being the object of the study (the bounded system; i.e., the case) adding that case study research focuses on a particular thing and that the product of an investigation should be descriptive and heuristic in nature.
Robert E. Stake, PhD, is a specialist in the evaluation of educational programs and case study methods. He is director of the Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation at Reviews:Download