In a case study, one or more cases is researched (through observations, interviews, texts etc). In-depth research is required in order to describe the case or cases fully.
Books and eBooks
Case Study Research by John GerringCase 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.
Call Number: H62 .G47 2007
Publication Date: 2006-12-11
Case Study Research by Robert K. YinThis practical text shows readers sound principles of case study research put into practice, helping them to identify solutions to problems commonly encountered when doing case studies