A solution to the problem of generalisation in educational research: Fuzzy prediction. I highly recommend it for those working within the social sciences, as, despite taking multiple Project Design courses, I had never learned most of what's covered in the book. Is the case study heuristic? High relevance to qualitative case study research 12. A, Kavanaugh K, Moro T. Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches. What is a case study and what is it good for?. Consequently, over the last 40 years, through the application of a variety of methodological approaches, case study research has undergone substantial development.
A collective refers to an instrumental case which is studied as multiple, nested cases, observed in unison, parallel, or sequential order. Case study methodology or method A third of the case studies reviewed appeared to use a case report method, not case study methodology as described by principal authors Creswell, ; Merriam, ; Stake, ; Yin,. Case reports were not a case of something, instead were a case demonstration or an example presented in a report. We end with a summary of the common characteristics of case study research and a table that brings together the fundamental elements that we found common in all case study approaches to research. The aphasic storyteller: Coconstructing stories to promote psychosocial well-being after stroke. The reader will become familiar with the specific techniques that are used in the current study, and supported by the literature that was reviewed in the previous article. Clarity in this alignment is fundamental to ensuring the veracity of the research and depends on the design developed.
But the slowness gives me much time to develop a deep understanding about what I am reading. Yin comes from a quantitative background and often explains case study using quantitative terms like validity. All articles reviewed contained a description of study methods; however, the length, amount of detail, and position of the description in the article varied. Especially interesting was to find out principles and recommendations for data collection. 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. Checklist for assessing the quality of a case study report Relevant for all qualitative research 1. Although it is a very useful method for untangling social complexity, it's often viewed as a weak form of research in an increasingly quantitative world.
Most universities will accept at least three of these in a case study design. The book is succinct, highly readable, and well-written. Schedule for doing case studies I. It was not clear whether the deviations from methodological tradition were made by researchers to strengthen the study design, or because of misinterpretations. I did not get anything from Creswell after I finished that dictionary-like text.
Public participation in the design of educational programmes for cancer nurses: A case report. Richard's public health projects have explored injury prevention and safety promotion and focused areas of farm safety, rural safety, occupational health and safety, falls, disasters, health promotion, and alcohol and aquatic safety. Is the case adequately defined? Qualitative case study methodology in nursing research: An integrative review. Were sufficient raw data presented? In six studies, the methodological justification provided did not relate to case study. The Polish peasant in Europe and America.
The development of grounded theory in the 1960's led to a resurgence in case study research, with its application in the social sciences, education, and the humanities. Does this report have a conceptual structure i. More sources of evidence are better, but only if these can be properly recorded and validated. He is the founder of grounded theory. Case study research: Design and methods.
The impact of working with disturbing secondary data: Reading suicide files in a coroner's office. I think it is very useful to solve questions that arise from this methodology, especially regarding the actual operationalization of the study, the presentation to and selection of the audience, and the way in which the findings can be used to contribute to science. In this article, the methodology to accomplish those goals and objectives will be examined. Care culture as a meaning- making process: A study of a mistreatment investigation. Case Study Research: Principles and Practices. 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. In the first place, I must admit that I am a slow reader.
The criteria proposed by Stake provide a framework for readers and reviewers to make judgements regarding case study quality, and identify key characteristics essential for good methodological rigour. Findings of our review suggest that the medical understanding of a case report has been confused with qualitative case study approaches. Single case studies have been frequently criticised because they are incapable of providing generalising conclusions Tellis 1997. Earlier, he served as Visiting Scholar at the U. It has now been carefully revised, updated, and expanded to include a discussion of the debate in evaluation between qualitative and quantitative research, more on the role of theory in doing good case studies, more extensive discussion of triangulation as a rationale for multiple sources of evidence, and an examination of program logic models as another analytic option. They had been immersed in or had observed a situation that meant something to them.
X X X Theory building Chapters follow theory building logic. The aims of this study were to review methodological descriptions of published qualitative case studies, to review how the case study methodological approach was applied, and to identify issues that need to be addressed by researchers, editors, and reviewers. Case study is not an inherently comparative approach to research. Findings were grouped into five themes outlining key methodological issues: case study methodology or method, case of something particular and case selection, contextually bound case study, researcher and case interactions and triangulation, and study design inconsistent with methodology reported. Multiple data collection and analysis methods are adopted to further develop and understand the case, shaped by context and emergent data Stake,. The researcher attempts to capture her or his interpreted reality of the case, while studying the case situationally enables an examination of the integrated system in which the case unfolds. This does not suggest that case study methodology cannot be multimethod, however, methodology should be consistent in design, be clearly described Meyer, ; Stake, , and maintain focus on the case Creswell,.