The Art of Case Study Research

Author: Robert E. Stake

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803957671

Category: Education

Page: 175

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This book presents a disciplined, qualitative exploration of case study methods by drawing from naturalistic, holistic, ethnographic, phenomenological and biographic research methods. Robert E. Stake uses and annotates an actual case study to answer such questions as: How is the case selected? How do you select the case which will maximize what can be learned? How can what is learned from one case be applied to another? How can what is learned from a case be interpreted? In addition, the book covers: the differences between quantitative and qualitative approaches; data-gathering including document review; coding, sorting and pattern analysis; the roles of the researcher; triangulation; and reporting.
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Case Study Research

The Quick Guide Series: 2nd Edition

Author: Dan Remenyi

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 1909507172

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Although the case study research method is increasingly important and used by many researchers it is still not well understood. Case Study Research in the Quick Guides Series explains the main issues which have to be considered before case study research is undertaken as well as providing check lists as to how to go about using this research approach. Case study research is not an easy option and this book points out where the challenges are and what needs to be done to become a competent case study researcher. Issues which are given particular attention include different types of case study, the issue of how many cases are required, research proposals and research protocols when using case studies, the collection and analysis of data. Case Study Research also addressed the analysis of case study data, the case study write up and how to evaluate a case study.
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Case study methods

Author: Jacques Hamel,Stéphane Dufour,Dominic Fortin

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 77

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The use of the case study goes back to the beginnings of social science research and is still one of the most common forms of qualitative research. This book is a handy introduction to understanding, researching, and doing case studies in the social sciences and related fields. In this brief monograph, Jacques Hamel outlines several differing traditions of case study research-the Chicago School of Sociology, the anthropological case studies of Malinowski and others, and the French Le Play school tradition. Hamel shows how each developed, changed, and has been practiced over time. Practical suggestions are included for doing case study research and a comprehensive bibliography on case study methods in social science allows for further exploration.
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Qualitative Research

A Guide to Design and Implementation

Author: Sharan B. Merriam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470283548

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Praise for the Third Edition of Qualitative Research: "Sharan B. Merriam synthesizes twenty years of developments in qualitative research with clarity and acumen." ?Michael Quinn Patton, author, Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods "Here is a qualitative research methods book that reinforces the connection between professional experience and qualitative inquiry." ?Robert Stake, author, The Art of Case Study Research and Multiple Case Study Analysis "In this new edition, Sharan Merriam once again presents the world of qualitative research in language engaging and accessible?for new and experienced readers alike. If you can have only one book about qualitative research, this is it!" ?Patricia M. Reeves, associate professor, School of Social Work, University of Georgia "Mystified by qualitative research? You couldn't ask for a better guide than Sharan Merriam, who introduces you to the fundamental concepts of this research method, explains its complex forms, and then shows you exactly how to do a high-quality qualitative study." ?M. Carolyn Clark, coeditor, The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
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The Case Study Anthology

Author: Robert K. Yin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761929266

Category: Psychology

Page: 271

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Rather than descriptions of cases or short three paragraph samples, this book provides readers with full cases drawn from a variety of disciplines that illustrate different case study techniques (descriptive, explanatory, cross-case and methodological). Throughout the text, the author provides thoughtful insights and guidelines on the cases and the different approaches to doing case study research.
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Case Study Research

Theory, Methods, Practice

Author: Arch G. Woodside

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1849509220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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Case Study Research: Theory Methods and Practice looks at the research processes involved in conducting methods including participant observation, fuzzy set social science, system dynamics, decision systems analysis, forced metaphor elicitation technique, ethnographic decision tree modelling, mapping strategic thinking, the historical method, storytelling research and conversational analysis. The book reviews and applies the best literature on case study methods from several disciplines providing strong rationales for adopting case study research methods alone or in mixed-methods. Yoram (Jerry) Wind The Lauder Professor and Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School If your concept of research still centers on qualitative vs quantitative research, if you are concerned with the discovery of real insights and with the validity of your research efforts, this book is a must read! It is the first comprehensive and insightful discussion of the third dimension of research -"Case Study Research". Aside from comprehensive discussion and illuminating examples of a range of methods from storytelling to ethnographic decision tree modeling, the book offers 12 insightful principles for doing and interpreting case study research. A book that every researcher and user of research should be familiar with. Gerald Zaltman The Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business School and Partner, Olson Zaltman Associates This provocative and much needed book advances the study of human behavior in important, thoughtful ways. It is a wonderful guide for deeper thinking about complex issues drawing upon and synthesizing a variety of research traditions. It is essential reading for all researchers and research consumers Michel Laroche Royal Bank Distinguished Professor of Marketing, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University. This is a remarkable book which must be read by all researchers to gain a new perspective on study research methods. It provides a masterful treatment of the widest range of case study methods with a depth not found in any other book on this topic. It fully covers more than twelve methods with excellent examples of each of them. The book includes 770 references with extensive discussions of this literature and it will definitely become a classic in the field for many years to come. Dr. Evert Gummesson Professor, Stockbolm University School of Busines, Sweden With this book, Arch Woodside clarifies and deepens knowledge in the field thereby offering most welcome insights into the nature of case study research to the benefit of students, profesors. and consulting researchers and not least to the `consumers' of research.
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Unraveling the Mysteries of Case Study Research

A Guide for Business and Management Students

Author: Marilyn L. Taylor,Mikael Søndergaard

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786437228

Category:

Page: 160

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An accessible and current yet in depth introduction to conducting a case study or a project focusing on a company or business situation. This textbook provides an introduction to identifying the motivation and objectives for a project, defining and designing a research question, guiding a research plan, conducting the research, gathering and interpreting data and understanding the context of your research. It is suitable for undergraduates undertaking a research project for the first time and for those with more experience who want to make the process ‘fun’.
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Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

L - Z; Index

Author: Albert J. Mills,Gabrielle Durepos,Elden Wiebe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412956706

Category: Social Science

Page: 1106

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Case study research has a long history within the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, dating back to the early 1920's. At first it was a useful way for researchers to make valid inferences from events outside the laboratory in ways consistent with the rigorous practices of investigation inside the lab. Over time, case study approaches garnered interest in multiple disciplines as scholars studied phenomena in context. Despite widespread use, case study research has received little attention among the literature on research strategies. The Encyclopedia of Case Study Research provides a compendium on the important methodological issues in conducting case study research and explores both the strengths and weaknesses of different paradigmatic approaches. These two volumes focus on the distinctive characteristics of case study research and its place within and alongside other research methodologies. Key Features Presents a definition of case study research that can be used in different fields of study Describes case study as a research strategy rather than as a single tool for decision making and inquiry Guides rather than dictates, readers' understanding and applications of case study research Includes a critical summary in each entry, which raises additional matters for reflection Makes case study relevant to researchers at various stages of their careers, across philosophic divides, and throughout diverse disciplines Key Themes Academic Disciplines Case Study Research Design Conceptual Issues Data Analysis Data Collection Methodological Approaches Theoretical Traditions Theory Development and Contributions From Case Study Research Types of Case Study Research
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Case Study Research

Approaches, Methods, Contribution to Theory

Author: Hans-Gerd Ridder

Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag

ISBN: 3957103630

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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This book outlines the richness of case study approaches in their contribution to theory. It offers master and doctoral students a systematic overview of how to conduct case study research considering the variety of its approaches. A continuum of theory is outlined in order to clarify the contribution of research designs to theory. Research topics, research questions, and the role of the theoretical and empirical state of the art are discussed. The conceptual framework is displayed as an orientation, guiding the study theoretically as well as methodologically. The core of the book is the investigation into the main approaches of case study re-search. Exploratory, explanatory, constructivist, and extended case study approaches are outlined and compared. Commonalities and differences in data collection and data analysis within case study research are deepened. HANS-GERD RIDDER holds the Chair in Human Resource Management at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. His research focuses on Strategic Human Resource Management in Profit and Non Profit Organizations.
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