Description of various approaches and methods in case study more useful in qualitative research. Case study method dr rana singh mba(gold medalist), ph d www ranasinghorg 98 11 828 987 [email_address. It is easy to get confused between the case study method and the case method, particularly as it applies to legal education the case method in legal education was invented by christopher columbus langdell, dean of harvard law school from 1870 to 1895 langdell conceived of a way to systematize and simplify legal. Case study method this module describes the case study method of descriptive research and its uses learning objectives: define case study research list reasons researchers use the case study method explain the how data is recorded when using the case study method describe the benefits and limitations of using. The term case study refers to both a method of analysis and a specific research design for examining a problem, both of which are used in most circumstances to generalize across populations this tab focuses on the latter--how to design and organize a research paper in the social sciences that analyzes a specific case. Case study method definitions brief description of the methodological approach examples and/or illustrations other useful sources bibliography definitions also called case method the teaching or elucidation of a subject or issue through analysis and discussion of actual cases, as in business education.
In this article, we explore the evolution of case study research, discuss methodological variations, and summarize key elements with the aim of providing guidance on the available options for researchers wanting to use case study in their work key words: case study method methodology nursing research. Case study research design and methods second edition robert k yin applied social research methods series volumes ~ sage publications ~~ international educational and professional publisher thousand oaks london new deihl. Finally, the reason for case study research can also be to identify “anomalies” a representative scholar of this approach is burawoy each of these four approaches has its areas of application, but it is important to understand their unique ontological and. The case study method • research method originated in clinical medicine (the case history, ie the patient's personal history (idiographic method) • description of the symptoms, the diagnosis, the treatment and eventual outcome (descriptive method) but also in newer research explanatory case studies • uses the person's.
This sharp, stimulating title provides a structure for thinking about, analysing and designing a case study it explores the historical, theoretical and practical bones of modern case study research, offering to social scientists a framework for understanding and working with this form of inquiry case study research: principles. Although case study methods remain a controversial approach to data collection, they are widely recognised in many social science studies especially when in- depth explanations of a social behaviour are sought after this article, therefore, discusses several aspects of case studies as a research method these include the. This paper is positioned at the intersection of the spatial and the practice turn in management research the purpose of this paper is to address the phenomenon of transgressive small to medium-sized enterprise (sme) formations and the limitations of sme globalisation research in capturing the connectivity of businesses.
Discovering the future of the case study method in evaluation research robert k yin introduction the assignment for this article was to emulate the traces section of a journal issue in the 21st century-to predict today's excerpts that might be cited by future evaluators as making a mark on the profession of. The case study method contributes to policy analysis in two ways first, it provides a vehicle for fully contextualized problem definition for example, in dealing with rising crime rates in a given city, the case approach allows the analyst to develop a portrait of crime in that city, for that city, and for that city's decision makers. Critics of the case study method believe that the study of a small number of cases can offer no grounds for establishing reliability or generality of findings others feel that the intense exposure to study of the case biases the findings some dismiss case study research as useful only as an exploratory tool.