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

How to Do Your Case Study

How to Do Your Case Study

Vibrant and insightful, this book introduces students and researchers to the basics of case study research.

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473943605

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 115

Vibrant and insightful, this book introduces students and researchers to the basics of case study research. Adopting jargon-free language, it grounds its advice in concrete experience and real-world cases. Using examples from across the social sciences, Gary Thomas provides practical guidance on how best to read, design and carry out case study research with a focus on how to manage and analyze data. The new edition of this bestselling book addresses crucial issues around ethics and has improved coverage of key themes such as rigor, validity, generalization and the analysis of case studies. It demystifies case study research and answers important questions such as: 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 and make sense of our data? How do we write up and write about our case? Bursting with real-world examples and multidisciplinary cases, and supported by a dynamic new website, this book is essential reading for any student or researcher in the social sciences and humanities.
Categories: Reference

Social Problems

Social Problems

Social Problems explores the consequences of symbolic interactionism in society, a theory which contends that people attach meanings to symbols such as language or gestures and base their behaviors on their interpretations of these meanings ...

Author: Norman Allan Dolch

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739109782

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

View: 148

Social Problems explores the consequences of symbolic interactionism in society, a theory which contends that people attach meanings to symbols such as language or gestures and base their behaviors on their interpretations of these meanings. Norman A. Dolch, Linda Deutschmann, and Helen Powell compile a number of critical and innovative essays that explore different aspects of society including mental illness, race relations, terrorism, and family life.
Categories: Family & Relationships

On the Case

On the Case

In this seminal book on the construction of case studies in the field of language and literacy, the authors consider in detail what it means to be "on the case".

Author: Anne Haas Dyson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807745979

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 818

In this seminal book on the construction of case studies in the field of language and literacy, the authors consider in detail what it means to be "on the case". They evaluate the basic assumptions that ground a qualitative approach to case study methodology, the decisions entailed in designing a case study, and the possibilities and challenges of data collection and analysis. For the novice researcher, this book is an essential manual on how to design and carry out a case study. For the experienced researcher, this book offers fresh insights into the theoretical issues that underpin qualitative case study research. On the Case features examples from the authors' research with young children and their teachers, demonstrating how any school and any classroom can present a plethora of potential "cases".
Categories: Education

The Case Study Handbook

The Case Study Handbook

If you've enrolled in an executive education or MBA program, you've probably encountered a powerful learning tool: the business case. This text presents a potent approach for analysing, discussing, and writing about cases.

Author: William Ellet

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422101582

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

View: 534

Provides an approach for analyzing, discussing, and writing about cases. This book shows how to classify cases according to analytical task they require (solving a problem, making a decision, or forming an evaluation) and establish a base of knowledge about a case. It shows how to talk about cases in class.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Geometric Supposer

The Geometric Supposer

This volume is a case study of education reform and innovation using technology that examines the issue from a wide variety of perspectives.

Author: Judah L. Schwartz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134758456

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 376

This volume is a case study of education reform and innovation using technology that examines the issue from a wide variety of perspectives. It brings together the views and experiences of software designers, curriculum writers, teachers and students, researchers and administrators. Thus, it stands in contrast to other analyses of innovation that tend to look through the particular prisms of research, classroom practice, or software design. The Geometric Supposer encourages a belief in a better tomorrow for schools. On its surface, the Geometric Supposer provides the means for radically altering the way in which geometry is taught and the quality of learning that can be achieved. At a deeper level, however, it suggests a powerful metaphor for improving education that can be played out in many different instructional contexts.
Categories: Education

Case Study Research

Case Study Research

This new edition of the best-selling Case Study Research has been carefully revised, updated, and expanded while retaining virtually all of the features and coverage of the Second Edition.

Author: Robert K. Yin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076192552X

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

View: 240

This new edition of the best-selling Case Study Research has been carefully revised, updated, and expanded while retaining virtually all of the features and coverage of the Second Edition. Robert Yin's comprehensive presentation covers all aspects of the case study method--from problem definition, design, and data collection, to data analysis and composition and reporting. Yin also traces the uses and importance of case studies to a wide range of disciplines, from sociology, psychology and history to management, planning, social work, and education.
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

Page:

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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 Methodology in Higher Education

Case Study Methodology in Higher Education

Case Study Methodology in Higher Education is an essential research publication that focuses on the history and theories relating to case study methodology including techniques for writing case studies and utilizing them in university ...

Author: Baron, Annette

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522594314

Category: Education

Page: 393

View: 954

In higher education, case studies can be utilized to have students put themselves into problems faced by a protagonist and, by doing so, address academic or career-related issues. Working through these issues provides students with an opportunity to gain applied perspective and experiences. Professors in higher education who choose this method of teaching require navigational tools to ensure that students achieve stated learning objectives. Case Study Methodology in Higher Education is an essential research publication that focuses on the history and theories relating to case study methodology including techniques for writing case studies and utilizing them in university settings to prepare students for real-life career-related scenarios. This publication features a wide range of topics such as educational leadership, case writing, and teacher education. It is essential for educators, career professionals, higher education faculty, researchers, and students.
Categories: Education

Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designers

Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designers

The interdisciplinary realm -- Quantitative vs. qualitative strategies -- Integrative data evaluation

Author: Marja Sarvimäki

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138899666

Category: Evidence-based design

Page: 194

View: 912

Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designers explains methods in evidence-based design, also called practice-based research, to show you the value of research to your designs. Topics covered pertain to data collection and analysis techniques, including surveys, interviews, fieldwork, participatory design, occupancy evaluations, and memory sketching. Integrative data evaluation, theoretical sampling, triangulation, pattern matching logic, and analytical generalization are also discussed. Global research precedents, exercises, further reading, section summaries, sidebars, more than 30 black and white images and tables will help you conduct empirical inquiries in real-life contexts.
Categories: Evidence-based design

Reports of Cases Decided by the English Courts 1870 1883

Reports of Cases Decided by the English Courts  1870 1883

This is almost elementary , but I am bound to state it , because , as I will show
presently , that use has not been made in the case on which I am going to
comment . The only use of authorities , or decided cases , is the establishment of
some ...

Author: Great Britain. Courts

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112102554708

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

A Case for the Case Study

A Case for the Case Study

The first section of the book contains an overview of the central methodological issues involved in the use of the case study method.

Author: Joe R. Feagin

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469621401

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 541

Since the end of World War II, social science research has become increasingly quantitative in nature. A Case for the Case Study provides a rationale for an alternative to quantitative research: the close investigation of single instances of social phenomena. The first section of the book contains an overview of the central methodological issues involved in the use of the case study method. Then, well-known scholars describe how they undertook case study research in order to understand changes in church involvement, city life, gender roles, white-collar crimes, family structure, homelessness, and other types of social experience. Each contributor confronts several key questions: What does the case study tell us that other approaches cannot? To what extent can one generalize from the study of a single case or of a highly limited set of cases? Does case study work provide the basis for postulating broad principles of social structure and behavior? The answers vary, but the consensus is that the opportunity to examine certain kinds of social phenomena in depth enables social scientists to advance greatly our empirical understanding of social life. The contributors are Leon Anderson, Howard M. Bahr, Theodore Caplow, Joe R. Feagin, Gilbert Geis, Gerald Handel, Anthonly M. Orum, Andree F. Sjoberg, Gideon Sjoberg, David A. Snow, Ted R. Vaughan, R. Stephen Warner, Christine L. Williams, and Norma Williams.
Categories: Social Science

Cases Decided in the Court of Session

Cases Decided in the Court of Session

Cumstie v . six years after the case of Frog's Creditors , and Lord Kilkerran , who
was then Cumstie's upon the bench , must have been intimately acquainted with
the sentiments of Trustees . the Judges who decided both cases . Now , it ...

Author: Scotland. Court of Session

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112103280907

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

Case Study Method

Case Study Method

This is the most comprehensive guide to the current uses and importance of case study methods in social research.

Author: Roger Gomm

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761964131

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 359

This is the most comprehensive guide to the current uses and importance of case study methods in social research. The editors bring together key contributions from the field which reflect different interpretations of the purpose and capacity of case study research. The address issues such as: the problem of generalizing from study of a small number of cases; and the role of case study in developing and testing theories. The editors offer in-depth assessments of the main arguments. An annotated bibliography of the literature dealing with case study research makes this an exhaustive and indispensable guide. `This is a worthwhile book which will be useful to readers. It collects together key sources o
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

View: 899

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

Reports of Cases Before the High Court and Circuit Courts of Justiciary in Scotland

Reports of Cases Before the High Court and Circuit Courts of Justiciary in Scotland

The SOLICITOR - GENERAL then said Gentlemen of the Jury - You have been
hearing evidence in a very singular case -- a case in every respect deserving
your gravest and most deliberate attention , and on the general features of which
I ...

Author: Scotland. High Court of Justiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112105152716

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

The Case of the Manchester Educationists

The Case of the Manchester Educationists

It has become sufficiently evident , we trust , that Mr. Riehson has no lesz
egregiously fuiled in substantiating a case for charity , than he did in making out a
deficiency of education ; but we are willing to give up even this position , and to
contest ...

Author: John Howard Hinton

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023808444

Category: Education

Page:

View: 624

Categories: Education

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Alabama

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Alabama

If these questions are answered in the negative , then there is an end of the case
, and the bill must be dismissed . But , if they are answered in the affirmative , it
becomes the duty of the court to grant the relief appropriate to the case made by ...

Author: Alabama. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924106591781

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

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

View: 707

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