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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. SRM Datasets

    Making Comparisons of Interview Data and Drawing Out Themes: Experiences of Working in Higher Education

    Jamie Harding

    (2015)

    This example focuses on one of the first stage of the analysis of interview data, where the researcher has the transcripts and faces the challenge of trying to make sense of them. The approach taken is thematic analysis, although it ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473938113

    Methods: Thematic analysis , Comparison

    Data Types: Interview Transcripts

  4. 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

  5. “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

  6. “ 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

  7. “Comparative Research”

    Wendy Olsen

    Found in: Data Collection: Key Debates and Methods in Social Research

    (2012)

    Comparative research In the debates about historical comparative research, a quantitative school and a qualitative historical school can be found. These days, the ‘divide’ between the two has been worn away because both quantitative data and historical evidence are now ...

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

  8. “Configurations”

    Wendy Olsen

    Found in: Data Collection: Key Debates and Methods in Social Research

    (2012)

    Configurations A configuration is a set of conditions. The whole set of circumstances is often hard to describe, so configuration specialists – many of whom are doing case-study research – focus on a few key circumstances which are named in theory and sustained by evide...

    Methods: Case study , Comparative research , Comparison , Causality , Cases , Context

  9. Encyclopedia Entry

    Case Within a Case

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    Found in: Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    (2010)

    Case within a case is a specific research strategy that can be used when employing the case study methodology. This research design involves dividing a larger phenomenon of interest (the case) into a subset of smaller meaningful units (subcases). These subcases can then be used to...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412957397.n46

    Methods: Case study , Comparison , Cases

  10. Encyclopedia Entry

    Comparative Case Study

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    Found in: Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    (2010)

    The comparative case study examines in rich detail the context and features of two or more instances of specific phenomena. This form of case study still strives for the “thick description” common in single case studies; however, the goal of comparative case studies is to discover...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412957397.n64

    Methods: Case study , Comparison

  11. Encyclopedia Entry

    Comparing the Case Study With Other Methodologies

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    Found in: Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    (2010)

    Comparing the case study with the experiment in psychology and the survey in sociology reveals three characteristics of qualitative research: research in natural settings, the development of concepts, and a focus on social process. But compared to other qualitative traditions, the...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412957397.n65

    Methods: Methodology , Case study , Comparison

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Encyclopedia Entry

    Primitivism

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    Found in: Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    (2010)

    Primitivism is a philosophic position that identifies the ideal of human society with an original or natural state. It is an analytic device often utilized in case study research to compare and contrast cultural positions and constructions. It is a recurrent theme in political phi...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412957397.n269

    Methods: Case study , Comparison , Cultural information

  17. “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

  18. “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

  19. “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

  20. “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

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