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  1. Encyclopedia

    Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    (2010)

    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 useful way for researchers to make valid inferences from events outside the laboratory in ways consistent with the rigorous practices...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412957397

    Methods: Research design , Case study

  2. Evaluation for the 21st Century: A Handbook

    Evaluation for the 21st Century: A Handbook

    Eleanor Chelimsky & William R. Shadish

    (1997)

    What methodological tools have been most useful in doing evaluation? What are some of the new methodologies that are being used and developed? Will the types of things evaluated expand from programs, personnel, and products to foreign aid, medical technology, environmental intervent...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483348896

    Methods: Measurement , Auditing , Policy evaluation , Evaluation , Performance , Comparison

  3. The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

    The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

    David Byrne & Charles C. Ragin

    (2009)

    ‘This book provides a fresh and stimulating approach to causal analysis in the social sciences. International experts provide not just the philosophical arguments for a case-based approach to research but also detailed chapters on: ‘why-to’, ‘when-to’ and ‘how-to’. Traditional distinc...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446249413

    Methods: Generalisability , Case study , Cases , Generalisation

  4. “11 Reports of Life Events by Individuals at High Risk for Violence”

    Jennifer Roberts & Edward P. Mulvey

    Found in: Calendar and Time Diary

    (2009)

    Life events calendars (LECs) are fast becoming a regularly used and recognized method for data collection in the social sciences. Although differing in specific procedures depending on the researcher, the general approach involves asking an individual to reconstruct ...

    Methods: Interviews , Case study , Sensitive topics , Comparison , Cases , Individuals , Informed consent , Life events

  5. “6 CASE STUDY AND THEORY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE”

    Harry Eckstein

    Found in: Case Study Method

    (2009)

    […] Case studies run the gamut from the most microscosmic to the most macrocosmic levels of political phenomena. On the micro level, we have many studies of conspicuous political personalities (political leaders such as Lincoln, Stalin, Gandhi), and of particular l...

    Methods: Case study , Theory-building , Comparison , Cases , Power , Individuals , Ideographic

  6. “12 CASE STUDY AND THEORY”

    Martyn Hammersley, Roger Gomm & Peter Foster

    Found in: Case Study Method

    (2009)

    A common charge against case study research is that its findings are not generalizable in the way that those of social surveys are. The question often raised is: How do we know that these findings are representative? Some advocates of case study respond to this by argu...

    Methods: Hypothesis , Theory , Case study , Induction / Analytic induction , Comparison , Cases

  7. “8 Examining Mortality Rates by the NS-SEC Using Death Registration Data and the 1991 Census”

    Justine Fitzpatrick

    Found in: A Researcher's Guide to the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification

    (2003)

    Measuring and monitoring socio-economic differentials in mortality has been a key part of the work of the office responsible for the registration of deaths since the establishment of the General Register Office (GRO) in 1837. The GRO has since been subsumed within th...

    Methods: Class , Case study , Census data , Comparison , Trends , Cases , Analysis

  8. “16 Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension in Black Americans”

    Martha N. Hill

    Found in: Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research

    (1999)

    Overview / 289 Background Literature / 290 Description and Comparison Across Various Perspectives / 294 Synthesis of the State of Nursing Science and Practice / 297 Recommendations for Advancing the Field of Nursing Science and Practice / 305 ...

    Methods: Evaluation , Quantitative data analysis , Public policy , Cases , Data analysis , Populations , Literature review , Cultural sensitivity , Survey , Research questions , Research design , Case study , Comparison , Intervention study

  9. “5 The Sampler Quilt: A Metaphor of Rural Communities”

    Clarann Weinert & Mary E. Burman

    Found in: Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research

    (1999)

    Focus and Background / 76 Rural Communities / 77 Conceptual Bases of Rural Nursing / 79 Methodological Issues / 82 Recommendations / 83 Conclusions and Summary / 83 The quilt has been an integral component of everyday American li...

    Methods: Case study , Knowledge , Comparison , Populations , Cases , Context

  10. “26 In-Person Versus Telephone Interviewing”

    Roger W. Shuy

    Found in: Handbook of Interview Research

    (2001)

    In the process of gathering data, social science researchers expend considerable time and effort that can make in-person interviewing impractical. Doing fieldworkinterviewing, observing, carrying out surveys and other kinds of data gatheringis often the most diffic...

    Methods: Interviews , Case study , Comparison , Computer-assisted telephone interviews , Tape-recording , Survey , Interaction

  11. “Case Study 3: Chapter 8 The Program Archive on Sexuality, Health, and Adolescence (PASHA) A Study of Activity Warehousing ”

    Starr Niego & James Peterson

    Found in: Handbook of Program Development for Health Behavior Research and Practice

    (2001)

    After two decades of research on the development, implementation, and evaluation of teen pregnancy prevention programs, several recent in-depth reviews have identified promising strategies for reducing adolescent pregnancy (Frost & Forrest, 1995; Institute of Medicine...

    Methods: Evaluation research , Evaluation , Case study , Program evaluation , Comparison , Cases

  12. “Comparative Case Study Approaches”

    Daniel Druckman

    Found in: Doing Research

    (2005)

    This chapter focuses on the comparative case study approaches referred to in the Part IV introduction table titled “Features of Four Methodological Approaches” as focused case comparisons and aggregate case comparisons. These approaches are designed to compar...

    Methods: Case study , Comparative research , Comparison , Cases

  13. “Comparative and Case-Oriented Research Designs”

    Perri 6 & Christine Bellamy

    Found in: Principles of Methodology: Research Design in Social Science

    (2012)

    Comparative and case-oriented research designs This chapter will: define and describe the nature and scope of comparative designs (sometimes called case-comparative or case-oriented research, or COR); discuss the importance of comparison in social sciences...

    Methods: Research design , Case study , Comparative research , Comparison , Cases

  14. “10 Therapeutic Actions and Outcomes for Preterm (Low Birth Weight) Infants”

    Barbara S. Medoff-Cooper & Diane Holditch-Davis

    Found in: Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research

    (1999)

    Infant Stimulation / 162 Behavioral Organization / 163 Development of Behaviors in Preterm Infants / 163 Effect of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Environmental Stimulation / 164 Effect of Painful Procedures / 165 Social Interaction / 166...

    Methods: Meta-analysis , Case study , Comparison , Cases , Survey

  15. “ Reviewing Outer Contexts: ”

    Ray Pawson

    Found in: Evidence-based Policy

    (2006)

    There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice, which does not live by secrecy. Get these things out in the open, describe them, attack them, ridicule them in the press, and sooner or later public opinion ...

    Methods: Systematic review , Moral / Ethical dilemma , Case study , Comparison , Cases

  16. “The Multimethod Approach and Its Promise”

    John Brewer & Albert Hunter

    Found in: Foundations of Multimethod Research

    (2006)

    Social research today is highly diverse in nearly every respect, including methodology. Researchers in different social scientific disciplines and subdisciplines now study a myriad of research problems—not only from a number of different theoretical perspectives but also wit...

    Methods: Case study , Triangulation , Comparison , Mixed methods , Nonreactive research

  17. Encyclopedia Entry

    Integrating Independent Case Studies

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    Found in: Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    (2010)

    The integration of independent case studies within the same analytical framework is a way to expand understanding of a particular phenomenon. This integration is useful when independent studies have examined the same issue at different times or within different contexts. The ra...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412957397.n176

    Methods: Cross-case analysis , Case study , Comparison , Multiple-case study

  18. Encyclopedia Entry

    Method of Agreement

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    Found in: Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    (2010)

    A method of agreement is a method of comparing instances of the same phenomenon in different circumstances. By comparing these cases, the researcher can eliminate all context variables that are not necessary for the phenomenon to occur. The variables that the phenomenon has in...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412957397.n205

    Methods: Variables , Case study , Comparison

  19. Encyclopedia Entry

    Method of Difference

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    Found in: Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    (2010)

    The method of difference is a method of comparing an instance of a phenomenon with an instance in which this phenomenon does not occur but that has most context variables in common. The single or few variables on which these phenomena differ are considered the cause of the phe...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412957397.n206

    Methods: Variables , Case study , Comparison

  20. Encyclopedia Entry

    Paradigmatic Cases

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    Found in: Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    (2010)

    Paradigmatic cases are carefully selected examples extracted from phenomena. The very process of isolating pivotal cases can reveal key elements of a phenomenon under consideration. A unique sort of logic—akin to knowledge acquisition by analogy and replication—attends to the us...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412957397.n242

    Methods: Meaning , Case study , Comparison

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