Understanding Case Study Research

Understanding Case Study Research

Written in an accessible and jargon-free style, this book provides a comprehensive, student-friendly guide to the nature and use of case study research.

Author: Malcolm Tight

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526410078

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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Written in an accessible and jargon-free style, this book provides a comprehensive, student-friendly guide to the nature and use of case study research. Whether as part of a more substantial study or as the foundation for a self-contained smaller project, case studies provide viable and valuable alternatives to conducting large-scale research. Grounded in both theory and practice, this book sets out not only the key debates and ethical issues surrounding case study research, but also focuses specifically on the work of others and how you can understand, use, and write about secondary data as the basis for your own research project. With tips, examples, and extensive discussion of real-world case studies from a variety of social science and other disciplines, Tight illustrates the kinds of research to which case studies can be applied. Topics include: Types of case studies Advantages and disadvantages to using case studies The meaning and value of case study research The use of case studies in different disciplines and research designs Whether you want to know how to access and use the case studies of others or understand the methods behind conducting your own case study research, this book will take you through every step of the process!
Categories: Reference

Understanding Case Study Research Small scale Research Within Meaning

Understanding Case Study Research   Small scale Research Within Meaning

With a grounding in both theory and practice, this book focuses on the use and consumption of case studies to show readers the value and effectiveness of using this research method for their projects.

Author: Malcolm Tight

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:2016945296

Category: Social sciences

Page: 208

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With a grounding in both theory and practice, this book focuses on the use and consumption of case studies to show readers the value and effectiveness of using this research method for their projects.
Categories: Social sciences

Case Study Research

Case Study Research

Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin’s bestselling text Case Study Research offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research ...

Author: Robert K. Yin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412960991

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

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Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin’s bestselling text Case Study Research offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool. This thoroughly revised text now covers more than 50 case studies (approximately 25% new), gives fresh attention to quantitative analyses, discusses more fully the use of mixed methods research designs, and includes new methodological insights. The book’s coverage of case study research and how it is applied in practice gives readers access to exemplary case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic and applied fields. Key Features of the Fourth Edition Highlights each specific research feature through 44 boxed vignettes that feature previously published case studies Provides methodological insights to show the similarities between case studies and other social science methods Suggests a three-stage approach to help readers define the initial questions they will consider in their own case study research Covers new material on human subjects protection, the role of Institutional Review Boards, and the interplay between obtaining IRB approval and the final development of the case study protocol and conduct of a pilot case Includes an overall graphic of the entire case study research process at the beginning of the book, then highlights the steps in the process through graphics that appear at the outset of all the chapters that follow Offers in-text learning aids including “tips” that pose key questions and answers at the beginning of each chapter, practical exercises, endnotes, and a new cross-referencing table Case Study Research, Fourth Edition is ideal for courses in departments of Education, Business and Management, Nursing and Public Health, Public Administration, Anthropology, Sociology, and Political Science.
Categories: Social Science

Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics

Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics

Case studies of individual language learners are a valuable means of illustrating issues connected with learning, using, and in some cases, losing another language.

Author: Patricia Duff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136799266

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Case studies of individual language learners are a valuable means of illustrating issues connected with learning, using, and in some cases, losing another language. Yet, even though increasing numbers of graduate students and scholars conduct research using case studies or mix quantitative and qualitative methods, there are no dedicated applied linguistics research methods texts that guide one through the case study process. This book fills that gap. The volume provides an overview of case study methodology and examples of published case studies in applied linguistics, without attempting to be a comprehensive survey of the innumerable case studies that exist. The case studies presented here involve teachers and learners of English and various other languages in North America and other parts of the world. Advice is also given about how to conduct and publish case studies. Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics is designed for students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as other scholars seeking to understand case study methods and their applications in research on language learners and language users in a variety of contexts. Applied linguists working in other subfields will find the volume useful in their own research and in their supervision and evaluation of others' case studies.
Categories: Education

Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

This is the authoritative reference work in the field. An interdisciplinary set, it investigates the extensive history, design and methods of case study research.

Author: Albert J. Mills

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412956703

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
Categories: Social Science

Case Study Research

Case Study Research

This book breaks down traditional boundaries between qualitative and quantitative, experimental and nonexperimental, positivist and interpretivist.

Author: John Gerring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139460385

Category: Political Science

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Case Study Research: Principles and Practices aims to provide a general understanding of the case study method as well as specific tools for its successful implementation. These tools can be utilized in all fields where the case study method is prominent, including business, anthropology, communications, economics, education, medicine, political science, social work, and sociology. Topics include the definition of a 'case study,' the strengths and weaknesses of this distinctive method, strategies for choosing cases, an experimental template for understanding research design, and the role of singular observations in case study research. It is argued that a diversity of approaches - experimental, observational, qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic - may be successfully integrated into case study research. This book breaks down traditional boundaries between qualitative and quantitative, experimental and nonexperimental, positivist and interpretivist.
Categories: Political Science

Case Study Research

Case Study Research

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.

Author: Dan Remenyi

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 9781909507173

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.
Categories: Social Science

Case Study Methods

Case Study Methods

Suggestions for the practice of case studies are made for the novice reader and an additional feature is the extensive bibliography on case study methods in social science to allow for further exploration of the topic.

Author: Jacques Hamel

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506333885

Category: Social Science

Page: 88

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In this introduction to understanding, researching and doing case studies in the social sciences, Hamel outlines several differing traditions of case study research including the Chicago School of Sociology, the anthropological case studies of Malinowski, and the French La Play school tradition. He shows how each developed, changed and has been practiced over time. Suggestions for the practice of case studies are made for the novice reader and an additional feature is the extensive bibliography on case study methods in social science to allow for further exploration of the topic.
Categories: Social Science

Case Study Research for Business

Case Study Research for Business

Key features: - Takes a multidisciplinary approach to case study research design by drawing on research philosophies to improve student understanding of these critical research traditions and hence provide firmer theoretical foundations for ...

Author: Jillian Dawes Farquhar

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446281208

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The only case study research textbook written exclusively for students of Business and related disciplines. Using a step-by-step approach, Case Study Research for Business takes you right through the case study research process from research design and data collection using qualitative and quantitative methods, to research analysis, writing up and presenting your work. Key features: - Takes a multidisciplinary approach to case study research design by drawing on research philosophies to improve student understanding of these critical research traditions and hence provide firmer theoretical foundations for their research - Coverage of contemporary topics such as research ethics and access - Packed with practical examples from all areas of business - Pedagogical features include vignettes, exercises and 'cases' which directly relate to business research Case Study Research for Business will prove a valuable resource for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students of business and related disciplines.
Categories: Business & Economics

Conducting Case Study Research for Business and Management Students

Conducting Case Study Research for Business and Management Students

Ideal for Business and Management students reading for a Master’s degree, each book in the series may also serve as reference books for doctoral students and faculty members interested in the method.

Author: Bill Lee

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473934399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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In Case Study Research, Bill Lee and Mark Saunders describe the properties of case study designs in organizational research, exploring the uses, advantages and limitations of case research. They also demonstrate the flexibility that case designs offer, and challenges the myths surrounding this approach. Ideal for Business and Management students reading for a Master’s degree, each book in the series may also serve as reference books for doctoral students and faculty members interested in the method. Part of SAGE’s Mastering Business Research Methods series, conceived and edited by Bill Lee, Mark N. K. Saunders and Vadake K. Narayanan and designed to support students by providing in-depth and practical guidance on using a chosen method of data collection or analysis. Watch the editors introduce the Mastering Business Research Methods series and tell you more about the first three books.
Categories: Business & Economics

Case Study Research and Applications

Case Study Research and Applications

New to this Edition Includes 11 in-depth applications that show how researchers have implemented case study methods successfully.

Author: Robert K. Yin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506336183

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Recognized as one of the most cited methodology books in the social sciences, the Sixth Edition of Robert K. Yin's bestselling text provides a complete portal to the world of case study research. With the integration of 11 applications in this edition, the book gives readers access to exemplary case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic and applied fields. Ultimately, Case Study Research and Applications will guide students in the successful design and use of the case study research method. New to this Edition Includes 11 in-depth applications that show how researchers have implemented case study methods successfully. Increases reference to relativist and constructivist approaches to case study research, as well as how case studies can be part of mixed methods projects. Places greater emphasis on using plausible rival explanations to bolster case study quality. Discusses synthesizing findings across case studies in a multiple-case study in more detail Adds an expanded list of 15 fields that have text or texts devoted to case study research. Sharpens discussion of distinguishing research from non-research case studies. The author brings to light at least three remaining gaps to be filled in the future: how rival explanations can become more routinely integrated into all case study research; the difference between case-based and variable-based approaches to designing and analyzing case studies; and the relationship between case study research and qualitative research.
Categories: Social Science

Case Study Research

Case Study Research

In bringing diverse notions of case study research together in one volume and sensitising the reader to the many varying definitions and perceptions of 'case study', this book equips researchers at all levels with the knowledge to make an ...

Author: Peter Swanborn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446247921

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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How should case studies be selected? Is case study methodology fundamentally different to that of other methods? What, in fact, is a case? Case Study Research: What, Why and How? is an authoritative and nuanced exploration of the many faces of case-based research methods. As well as the what, how and why, the author also examines the when and which - always with an eye on practical applications to the design, collection, analysis and presentation of the research. Case study methodology can prove a confusing and fragmented topic. In bringing diverse notions of case study research together in one volume and sensitising the reader to the many varying definitions and perceptions of 'case study', this book equips researchers at all levels with the knowledge to make an informed choice of research strategy.
Categories: Social Science

Applications of Case Study Research

Applications of Case Study Research

This book helps graduate students and seasoned researchers strengthen their own case study research and become more critical consumers of the case study research done by others.

Author: Robert K. Yin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412989169

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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This book helps graduate students and seasoned researchers strengthen their own case study research and become more critical consumers of the case study research done by others. It presents a collection of 21 individual applications of the case study method, many shortened or re-written for this book. Following feedback from users of earlier editions of the book, the applications include a wide array of single-case studies, providing useful examples for solo researchers. New to This Edition: - Expanded from 10 to 15 chapters, and from 16 to 21 case study applications, the book provides many more examples of the case study method - Contains six entirely new chapters, all emphasizing single-case and simpler applications, and including an introductory chapter which serves as a refresher on the case study method - Provides a new feature called inside stories, which are linked to suggested classroom exercises - Includes an expanded section of the book on case study evaluations, including an new chapter on the principles of case study evaluations along with a specific and new application.
Categories: Social Science

The Case Study Anthology

The Case Study Anthology

Throughout the text, Robert K Yin provides thoughtful insights and guidelines on the cases and the different approaches to doing case study research.

Author: Robert K. Yin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761929260

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.
Categories: Psychology

Case Study Research In Educational Settings

Case Study Research In Educational Settings

Readers are taken through the various stages in conducting case study research, including a helpful account of data collection and data analysis methods.

Author: Bassey, Michael

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335199846

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Readers are taken through the various stages in conducting case study research, including a helpful account of data collection and data analysis methods. Structured, narrative and descriptive approaches to writing case study reports are also discussed.
Categories: Education

What Is a Case

What Is a Case

Contributors probe the nature of the case and the ways in which different understandings of it affect conduct and research in resolving unsettled questions as to how the case should be defined or selected.

Author: Charles C. Ragin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521421888

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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The concept of the case is a basic feature of social science research and yet many questions about how a case should be defined, how cases should be selected and what the criteria are for a good case or set of cases are far from settled. Are cases pre-existing phenomena that need only be identified by the researcher before analysis can begin? Or are cases constructed during the course of research, only after analysis has revealed which features should be considered defining characteristics? Will cases be selected randomly from the total pool of available cases? Or will cases be chosen because of their unique qualities? These questions and many others are addressed by the contributors to this volume as they probe the nature of the case and the ways in which different understandings of what a case is affect the conduct and the results of research. The contributors find a good deal of common ground, and yet they also express strikingly different views on many key points. As Ragin argues and the contributions demonstrate, the work of any given researcher is often characterized by some hybrid of these basic approaches, and it is important to understand that most research involves multiple definitions and uses of cases, as both specific empirical phenomena and as general theoretical categories.
Categories: Social Science

The Art of Case Study Research

The Art of Case Study Research

This book presents a disciplined, qualitative exploration of case study methods by drawing from naturalistic, holistic, ethnographic, phenomenological and biographic research methods.

Author: Robert E. Stake

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 080395767X

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.
Categories: Education

How to Do Your Case Study

How to Do Your Case Study

This accessible text introduces students and researchers to the basics of case study research, using a wide range of real-life examples.

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9780857025630

Category: Social Science

Page: 231

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This accessible text introduces students and researchers to the basics of case study research, using a wide range of real-life examples. It deals with the core issues and methods that anyone new to case study will need to understand: What is a case study? When and why should case study methods be used? How are case studies designed? What methods can be used? How do we analyze our data and write up our case?
Categories: Social Science

Doing Case Study Research

Doing Case Study Research

Each chapter of this easy-to-read text ends with a set of content review questions and activities that guide the reader through applying the material.” —William Owings, professor, Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University, ...

Author: Dawson R. Hancock

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807775554

Category: Education

Page: 115

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Reflecting recent knowledge and developments in the field, this very practical, easy-to-use guide emphasizes learning how to do case study research—from the first step of deciding whether a case study is the way to go to the last step of verifying and confirming findings before disseminating them. The authors show students how to: determine an appropriate research design; conduct informative interviews; record observations; document analyses; delineate ways to confirm case study findings; describe methods for deriving meaning from data; and communicate their findings. Featuring many new examples, the Third Edition offers step-by-step guidance to help beginning researchers through the stages of planning and implementing a thesis, dissertation, or independent project. This succinct “how-to” guide is an excellent place for anyone to begin doing case study research. Book Features: Straightforward introduction to the science of doing case study research. A step-by-step approach that speaks directly to the novice investigator. Many concrete examples to illustrate key concepts. Questions, illustrations, and activities to reinforce what has been learned. “Hancock and Algozzine have developed an important resource for guiding novice researchers to use logical thinking when conducting case study research. The examples and step-by-step approach illustrate the importance of incorporating theory and practice.” —Claudia Flowers, professor, UNC Charlotte “Hancock and Algozzine have written the ‘go-to’ book on case study research. They start out with how case studies fit in with the continuum of qualitative and quantitative research, walk the reader through the stages and methods of case study research, and tie it all together with the “how-to” of preparing proposals and disseminating the results. Each chapter of this easy-to-read text ends with a set of content review questions and activities that guide the reader through applying the material.” —William Owings, professor, Educational Leadership at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia “While this comprehensive basic research tool is intended for doing case study research, the book also includes work on research foundations, stages of doing research,? and putting it all together, it is most applicable to a range of research designs, other? than case studies.” —Terry Cicchelli, professor emerita, Fordham University
Categories: Education

Field Guide to Case Study Research in Tourism Hospitality and Leisure

Field Guide to Case Study Research in Tourism  Hospitality and Leisure

This international field guide provides methods and studies on how-to-do case study research in natural settings. This text is ideal for those studying and conducting case study research in tourism, hospitality and leisure disciplines.

Author: Kenneth F. Hyde

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781780527420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 590

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This international field guide provides methods and studies on how-to-do case study research in natural settings. This text is ideal for those studying and conducting case study research in tourism, hospitality and leisure disciplines. It provides a comprehensive and practical account of how to describe, explain and predict case behavior.
Categories: Business & Economics