It is for those with little or no experience of case study in education research and provides an introduction to some of the key aspects of this approach: from the all important question of what exactly is case study, to the key decisions around case study. Case studies are stories they present realistic, complex, and contextually rich situations and often involve a dilemma, conflict, or problem that one or more of the characters in the case must negotiate a good case study, according to professor paul lawrence is: “the vehicle by which a chunk of. Revised and expanded from case study research in education merriam, sharan b this book offers a resource guide for qualitative researchers in education, discussing data collection techniques, data analysis, reporting, and the issues of validity, reliability, and ethics. Educational research fundamentals for the consumer second edition james h mcmillan he third major part of research reports is the methodology or metk-ods section as noted in chapter 1, the first subsection ofthe a subject is an individual who participates in a research study or is some-one from whom data are collected in experiments.
Educational research, case study as both method and methodology affords a study of human, and arguably non-human, affairs resulting in the generation of an account of practice. Abstract: this research reviews the literature on case study as a strategic qualitative research methodology although case studies have been criticised by some authors as lacking scientific rigour. Family traditions on the other hand, students, in case of admission criteria and procedures, examination patterns and procedures, methods of maintaining discipline, co-curricular study of educational process, it involves : - individuals (student, teachers, educational managers, parents) so it needs educational research to solve. Chapter 4 research methodology and design 41 introduction the research design for this study is a descriptive and interpretive case study that is analysed through qualitative methods questionnaires were used to evaluate paradigm continued to influence educational research for a long time in the later half. Methodology in case study research this paper builds on contributions to this debate by perry, alizadeh and riege (1997) and perry (1998) that describe the circumstances and.
Case study methodology has long been a contested terrain in social sciences research which is characterized by varying, sometimes opposing, approaches espoused by many research methodologists despite being one of the most frequently used qualitative research methodologies in educational research, the methodologists do not have a full consensus on the design and. Like stake, merriam emphasizes the defining feature of case study research as being the object of the study (the bounded system ie, the case) adding that case study research focuses on a particular thing and that the product of an investigation should be descriptive and heuristic in nature. The diversity of case studies reported in the published literature, and on-going debates about credibility and the use of case study in qualitative research practice, suggests that differences in perspectives on case study methodology may prevent researchers from developing a mutual understanding of practice and rigour. Introduction when conducting research, there are many options in terms of methods and methodology in educational research in particular, the case study methodology is one of the most frequently used, however it is often one of the most misunderstood. Case study h researc fourthedition applied social research methods series research in educational settings by geoffrey maruyama and stanley deno 30 researching persons with mental illness 33 doing urban research by gregory d andranovich and gerry riposa 34 applications of case study research by robert k yin 35 introductionto.
A case study can only be on one person at a time, but researches should be careful not to use one case study to generalize too much of the population to unlock this lesson you must be a studycom. The case and the collective case study is the study of a number of cases in order to in summary the purposes of case study research may be exploratory, descriptive, interpretive and explanatory (mariano, 1993) illustrates a common case study protocol that guides the researcher’s methodology: • purpose and rationale for case study. They also highlight the place of case study as a key component of educational research with the help of this book, m-level students, teacher educators and practitioner researchers will gain the confidence and skills needed to design and conduct a high quality case study.
Qualitative case study methodology provides tools for researchers to study complex phenomena within their contexts when the approach is applied correctly, it becomes a valuable method for health. Case-study methodology, therefore, is the ideal research tool to investigate sustain- ability in higher education the case-study approach allows the researcher to ‘go. Case study in a common methodology used in educational research, and there a are many published studies in education which are considered by their authors to be case studies characteristics of case study: case study is by its nature idiographic work, and usually tends to be interpretive studies such as these build upon the analysis of single settings or occurrences. The case study as a research method uses and users of information -- lis 391d1 -- spring 1997 introduction case study research excels at bringing us to an understanding of a complex issue or object and can extend experience or add strength to what is already known through previous research.