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    Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe


    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...


    Methods: Research design , Case study

  2. SRM Datasets

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

    Jamie Harding


    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 ...


    Methods: Thematic analysis , Comparison

    Data Types: Interview Transcripts

  3. Evaluation for the 21st Century: A Handbook

    Evaluation for the 21st Century: A Handbook

    Eleanor Chelimsky & William R. Shadish


    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...


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

  4. The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

    The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

    David Byrne & Charles C. Ragin


    ‘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...


    Methods: Generalisability , Case study , Cases , Generalisation

  5. “ Reviewing Outer Contexts: ”

    Ray Pawson

    Found in: Evidence-based Policy


    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

  6. “Comparative Research”

    Wendy Olsen

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


    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

  7. “Configurations”

    Wendy Olsen

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


    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

  8. “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


    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

  9. “11 Reports of Life Events by Individuals at High Risk for Violence”

    Jennifer Roberts & Edward P. Mulvey

    Found in: Calendar and Time Diary


    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


    Harry Eckstein

    Found in: Case Study Method


    […] 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


    Martyn Hammersley, Roger Gomm & Peter Foster

    Found in: Case Study Method


    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

  12. “Comparative Case Study Approaches”

    Daniel Druckman

    Found in: Doing Research


    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. “The Multimethod Approach and Its Promise”

    John Brewer & Albert Hunter

    Found in: Foundations of Multimethod Research


    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. “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


    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

  15. “5 The Sampler Quilt: A Metaphor of Rural Communities”

    Clarann Weinert & Mary E. Burman

    Found in: Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research


    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

  16. “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


    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

  17. “16 Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension in Black Americans”

    Martha N. Hill

    Found in: Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research


    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

  18. “26 In-Person Versus Telephone Interviewing”

    Roger W. Shuy

    Found in: Handbook of Interview Research


    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

  19. Encyclopedia Entry

    Case Within a Case

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    Found in: Encyclopedia of Case Study Research


    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...


    Methods: Case study , Comparison , Cases

  20. Encyclopedia Entry

    Comparative Case Study

    Albert J. Mills, Gabrielle Durepos & Eiden Wiebe

    Found in: Encyclopedia of Case Study Research


    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...


    Methods: Case study , Comparison

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