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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. “ 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. “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

  9. “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

  10. “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

  11. “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

  12. “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

  13. “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

  14. “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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Encyclopedia Entry

    Substantive Theory

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    Found in: Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    (2010)

    A substantive theory may be constructed within the process of identifying differences and similarities of contextualized instances, and patterns, across and within case studies focused on a similar theme. The content of substantive theory is mainly descriptive, focused on the esse...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412957397.n335

    Methods: Case study , Comparison , Theory formation

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