What is teaching with the case method the case method combines two elements: the case itself and the discussion of that case a teaching case is a rich narrative in which individuals or groups must make a decision or solve a problem a teaching case is not a case study of the type used in. Case study research: design and methodsthousand oaks: sage publications what is the process for conducting a case study what are the elements of a case study case studies do not have set elements that need to be included the elements of each will. Yet researchers continue to use the case study research method with success in carefully planned and crafted studies of real-life situations exemplary case studies use field notes and databases to categorize and reference data so that it is readily available for subsequent reinterpretation. Using case studies to teach why use cases the use of case studies can therefore be a very effective classroom technique effective if they are paired with a reading assignment that introduces or explains a concept or analytical method that applies to the case. 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 the purpose of this paper is to guide the novice researcher in. The historical method comprises the techniques and guidelines by which historians use historical sources and other evidence to research and then to write history there are various history guidelines that are commonly used by historians in their work, under the headings of external criticism, internal criticism, and synthesis. The case study method has not been as frequently used in international business (ib) research as quantitative methods moreover, it has been sometimes misused and quite often criticized still, it can be very useful for understanding such complex phenomena as the internationalization process or the management of multinational enterprises. Case study research design and methods second edition robert k yin applied social research methods series it is not intended to help those who might use case studies as teaching devices, popularized in the fields of law, business, medicine.
Case studies definition advantages 1 good source of ideas about behavior 2 good opportunity for innovation 3 good method to study rare phenomena 4 good method to challenge theoretical assumptions 5 good alternative or complement to advantages of case study method. In doing case study research, the case being studied may be an individual, organization, event, or action, existing in a 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. Case studies are in-depth investigations of a single person, group, event or community typically, data are gathered from a variety of sources and by using several different methods (eg observations & interviews)the research may also continue for an extended period of time, so processes and developments can be studied as they happen. Robert yin tried to define a case study, as part of his defense of the method, as an attempt to examine: (a) in this section we will compare the use of case studies and other research methods, look at formalized methodology of case study research is, as we will see.
The importance of this distinction, and its relation to the advantages and limitations of single case study analysis, is returned to below thirdly can potentially be offset by situating them within a broader, pluralistic mixed-method research strategy. A case study of a mixed methods study engaged in integrated data analysis research questions in mixed methods studies 27 research designs in mixed methods research 31 the sample for this case study is a mixed methods study that was developed within the context of a program evaluation of. This range of different research methods can be seen as a strength as this particular case study, using methods such as detailed descriptions you have pointed out lots of advantages and disadvantages of case studies.
A case study is a research method that relies on a single case rather than a population or sample and is typically conducted with qualitative methods. Concluding the problems related to using the case study as a method: the examples demonstrate the breadth of disciplines that utilize new media case studies in their research from public health to political science. Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the fourth edition of robert k yin's bestselling text case study research offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool this thoroughly revised text now covers more than 50 case studies (approximately 25% new), gives.
What is a case study basically, a case study is an in depth study of a particular situation rather than a sweeping statistical surveyit is a method used to narrow down a very broad field of research into one easily researchable topic. 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.
Start studying research methods 1: case study method learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. In the social sciences and life sciences, a case study is a research method involving an up-close, in-depth, and detailed examination of a subject of study (the case), as well as its related contextual conditions case studies can be produced by following a formal research method these case studies are likely to appear in formal research. Learning objectives this module is divided into two sections, descriptive studies and experimental studies by the end of this module, you will be able to. A lecture on case studies as a research strategy taken from a series on research methods and research design given to masters (graduate) students by graham r. The emphasis is on the qualitative case study method and how it can compliment more quantitative survey research gable, gg integrating case study and survey research methods: an example in information systems,. Using case studies how you use case studies will depend on the goals, as well as on the some variations on this general method include having students do outside research c r (1981) teaching by the case method boston: harvard business school davis, b g (1993) tools for teaching. A case study isn't a way of gathering data as such it's a research design that focuses on a bounded case rather than a population sample within a case study you can use any method but usually you are looking for in-depth data so you could you use a phenomenological approach via semi-structured interviews.