The qualitative methods described below are all likely to be used in case study research. This is called fieldwork. In this instance, understanding the complexities of the case is secondary to understanding something else e. Doing Qualitative Research 2nd edition, pp.
Common Methods used in Case Study Research The goal of case study research is to understand the complexity of a case in the most complete way possible.
Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Handbook of Qualitative Research pp. It may be a single patient, a practice, a health care system. Stake identifies three types of case studies: Collection of Artifacts and Texts.
Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods 2nd ed. Often referred to as a multiple-case study e. For this reason, case study research often involves the use of multiple methods for collecting data.
Researchers may study a single case or mutiple cases. Instrumental - aimed at providing insight into an issue or problem or to refine a theory.
The goal in case study research is to understand the boundaries of the case and the complexity of the behavior patterns of the bounded system.
Case studies, as a research design, are also being conducted across disciplines and research traditions.
Design and Methods 2nd ed.
Case Study Emergence Unlike the other approaches we discuss, case study research does not emerge from a particular social scientific tradition. Observation provides insight into the behavior patterns and social organizations that operate and constitute a particular bounded system or case.
A case study approach. A case may be simple or complex. Defined "Case study is defined by individual cases, not by the methods of inquiry used. This often requires extensive work in the setting being studied. A case may be of interest because it has particular features or because it is ordinary.
The investigators identify the boundaries, and these boundaries what is and what is not a case are continually kept in focus. Case Study Research in Education: Researchers may also learn about a bounded system by collecting and studying artifacts e.
It is quite likely, as Stake points out, that researchers doing case study research are calling it by another name.Get this from a library!
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[Robert E Stake]. SAGE, Apr 5, - Education - pages. 9 Reviews. This book presents a disciplined, qualitative exploration of case study methods by drawing from naturalistic, holistic, ethnographic, phenomenological and biographic research methods. The art of case study research Robert E.
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We felt case study research was important to define because it is a common approach in healthcare research. In part, this may be because the units of interest in healthcare research (patient, practice, health system) can often be easily bounded and seen by the researcher as a case.Download