The discovery of grounded theory: Strategies for qualitative research. The purpose of this study is to inform global citizenship practice as a higher education agenda by comparing the retrospective experiences of a range of community engagement partners and including often silent voices of non-researcher partners. Foss, University of New Mexico; Sonja K. The development of grounded theory in the 1960's led to a resurgence in case study research, with its application in the social sciences, education, and the humanities. Noel, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Rick L.
This distinction accentuates the need for researchers to describe the particular underpinning methodology adopted and to clarify the alignment of chosen methods used with their philosophical assumptions and their chosen approach. Contents: Reconstruction of educational case study -- Why educational case study should be reconstructured -- An example of a theory-seeking case study leading to fuzzy propositions -- What is case study? Comparative Political Studies, 40 2 , 170-195. While differences exist in some areas, commonalities are evident that can guide the application of a case study research design. Eid, Secretariat-General of the Higher Education Council, Kingdom of Bahrain. Conducting effective interviews ; Being a careful observer ; Mining data from documents -- pt. 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.
Hamilton, David 1980 Some contrasting assumptions about case study research and survey analysis, in Simons, Helen ed. In order to obtain a full and detailed picture of the participant or small group, the researcher can use a variety of approaches and methods to collect data. Design features are sequentially structured and motivated by empirical application. Series Title: Responsibility: Michael Bassey. Over the last 50 years, case study has been re-established as a credible, valid research design that facilitates the exploration of complex issues.
It covers key matters such as: purposes, ethics, data analysis, technology, dissemination and communities for research. They treat each case as empirically distinct and, in contrast to survey analysis, do not automatically presume that different instances can be thrown together to form a homogenous aggregate. It is designed to provide the education professional a venue to share original situations with other educators. Hence attention is now focused on when it should be used as opposed to relevance and credibility issues. Casing the research case study.
Sharan Merriam presents a practical, straightforward guide for designing and carrying out a qualitative case study in education. Each methodology is unique in approach depending on the ontological and epistemological stance, however all stem from the motivation to explore, seek understanding, and establish the meaning of experiences from the perspective of those involved ibid. Clarity in this alignment is fundamental to ensuring the veracity of the research and depends on the design developed. It is a highly interactive text with a critical edge and is a useful tool for teaching. Case study: A bridge across the paradigms.
So: - the of what counts as a case therefor varies considerably. This text is clearly written and argues strongly for using case study in educational research, despite the challenges this approach faces in the dynamic world of shifting research paradigms. This evolution has resulted in a pragmatic, flexible research approach, capable of providing comprehensive in-depth understanding of a diverse range of issues across a number of disciplines. Guerra, Calallen Independent School District; Gerri M. The purpose of this paper is to guide the novice researcher in identifying the key elements for designing and implementing qualitative case study research projects. In this article, we explore the evolution of case study research, discuss methodological variations, and summarize key elements with the aim of providing guidance on the available options for researchers wanting to use case study in their work. This resource shares some key definitions of case study and identifies important choices and decisions around the creation of studies.
This range accentuates the flexibility of case study research as a distinct form of inquiry that enables comprehensive and in-depth insight into a diverse range of issues across a number of disciplines. It has the advantage of saving time and money by not creating new and repetitive studies. Klein, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Charu Chandra, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Hei-Wai Lee, University of Michigan-Dearborn; David Susko, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Moses Lee, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Oleg Zikanov, University of Michigan-Dearborn. It is of particular relevance to practitioner researchers, providing accessible guidance for reflective practice. Quantitative studies commonly ask questions of who, what, where, how much and how many.
A great emphasis is placed on the disadvantages of case studies, where we try to refute some of the criticisms concerning case studies, particularly in comparison to quantitative research approaches. Peña, Kingsville Independent School District; Gerri M. An interpretative position views reality as multiple and subjective, based on meanings and understanding. Development of case study research in education, focused on the need to determine the impact of educational programs and provide relevant evidence for policy and practice decisions that supported social and educational change in the United Kingdom and the United States ibid. Case study research is not used to determine cause and effect, nor is it used to discover generalizable truths or make predictions. With the capacity to tailor approaches, case study designs can address a wide range of questions that ask why, what, and how of an issue and assist researchers to explore, explain, describe, evaluate, and theorize about complex issues in context. After the researcher has determined the data collection methods and what type of data will be used and recorded in the study, he or she will need to decide upon a strategy for analyzing the data.