Case Study Research
Descriptive, Interpretive, Theoretical, and Evaluative Validity
Being published in an academic journal
Credibility, Transferability, Dependability, and Confirmability
Interviews, structured and unstructured
Examining Records such as journals, maps, videotapes, and other artifacts
Particularistic, Descriptive and Heuristic
Structured and Unstructured
Critical, Realist and Case-Study
Pre-experimental, Experimental, and Quasi-Experimental
Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, Ratio
Unordered Meta-Matrix, and Site-Ordered Descriptive Matrix
Active participant observation
Time-ordered Meta-Matrix and Scatterplots
Site-Ordered Effects Matrix and Causal Models
Case-study research focuses on a bounded system.
Narrative research involved observing the narrator in their natural setting and studying their cultural biases.
Case-study research focuses on solving everyday problems.
Ethnographic research is the study of the cultural patterns and perspectives of participants in their natural settings.
Narrative research is concerned with personal experiences and the meanings they attribute to the experience.
Tolerance for people who lie to researchers
Letting go of control
Documenting the study's goals, Gaining institutional support, performing the research, publishing the results
Determine the research question, Define the case under study, Determine the role of theory, Determine the theoretical and conceptual framework, and Determine the type of case study
Researching autobiographies, personal accounts, interviews, life stories, oral histories, and other artifacts
Describing the study's validity and reliability
Identify the problem, review the literature, selecting participants, collecting data, analyzing the data, reporting results
Both inductive and deductive information
Descriptive information about the theoretical underpinnings of the study
A review of the literature for this case-study
It can take a long time to gather the data
It is not supported by the research establishment
It involves personal contact and relationships that can influence the researcher and ruin their career.
Going undercover can keep the researcher away from their families for several years.
The concepts are much more complicated than quantitative research.