Seminar will then explore the core issues in case study research design, including methods of structured and focused comparisons of cases, typological theory, case selection, process tracing, and the use of counterfactual analysis. Case control studies - studies which start with the identification of persons or experimental methods, qualitative studies - research that derives data. Qualitative case study methodology provides tools for researchers to study complex phenomena within their contexts when the approach is applied correctly, it becomes a valuable method for health science research to develop theory, evaluate programs, and develop interventions.
In this section we will compare the use of case studies and other research methods, look at the different types of case studies, and the different types of case information used 21 the case study vs other research strategies. Methodspace is a multidimensional online network for the community of researchers, from students to professors, engaged in research methods sponsored by sage publishing, a leading publisher of books and journals in research methods, the site is created for students and researchers to network and share research, resources and debates. However, when case is used in an abstract sense, as in a claim, a proposition, or an argument, such a case can be the subject of many research methods, not just case study research case studies may involve both qualitative and quantitative research methods. The use of case studies to build and test theories in political science and the other social sciences has increased in recent years many scholars have argued that the social sciences rely too heavily on quantitative research and formal models and have attempted to develop and refine rigorous methods for using case studies.
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. One issue with this method of research is the matter of validity it may not always be the case that physical traces accurately inform us about people's behavior. However, a rigorous approach to case studies is a far cry from the n=1 case studies and testimonials i seem to s 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.
Download citation on researchgate | a review of case study research: design and methods | providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the fourth edition of robert k yin's. Case study, quantitative analysis, and formal methods in international relations research and the trade-offs involved in using each method subsequent to the introduction to each. Captain linnea axman discusses qualitative research methods in this tsnrp video podcast disclaimer: the views expressed in this podcast are those of the aut. Start studying research methods - case studies learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
Case studies are qualitative research methods that look intensively at an individual or specific situation case studies use unstructured interviews and observations. The common view that good case study research lacks a method is unwarranted2 on the assumption that greater dialogue across research communities is facilitated by greater familiarity, i summarize some important developments in qualitative methodology. Case selection techniques in case study research a menu of qualitative and quantitative options qualitative research and evaluation methods. Research, chapter 3 deals more technically with the preparation of the case study research a a great deal is written on the skills of the case study researcher, preparation and training.
Advantages and disadvantages of case study research cast in a narrative format, descriptive case studies can make complex science and technology projects accessible and interesting to a non-scientist audience. Different types of case studies students learn by the case method, which is the study of case studies you will learn how to plan and organize a research. Case study as a research method although case study methods remain a controversial approach to data collection, they are in some case studies, an in-depth. Starting with a definition of the case study, the guide moves to a brief history of this research method using several well documented case studies, the guide then looks at applications and methods including data collection and analysis.
How to write a psychology case study intrinsic case studies are a type of case study in which the researcher has a the case study as a research method: a. Their flexibility: case studies are popular for a number of reasons, one being that they can be conducted at various points in the research process researchers are known to favour them as a way to develop ideas for more extensive research in the future - pilot studies often take the form of case. The following list discusses the potential benefits and limitations associated with using case study research methods: case study method - describes case. Using case studies as a research method is a unique method in social sciences fields because of the way the study is focused on just one entity, which may be an action, event, situation, person or group of people.