Understanding Case Study Research: Small-scale Research with Meaning (Paperback)
  • Understanding Case Study Research: Small-scale Research with Meaning (Paperback)

Understanding Case Study Research: Small-scale Research with Meaning (Paperback)

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Written in an accessible and jargon-free style, this book provides a comprehensive, student-friendly guide to the nature and use of case study research.

Whether as part of a more substantial study or as the foundation for a self-contained smaller project, case studies provide viable and valuable alternatives to conducting large-scale research. Grounded in both theory and practice, this book sets out not only the key debates and ethical issues surrounding case study research, but also focuses specifically on the work of others and how you can understand, use, and write about secondary data as the basis for your own research project. With tips, examples, and extensive discussion of real-world case studies from a variety of social science and other disciplines, Tight illustrates the kinds of research to which case studies can be applied. Topics include:

Types of case studiesAdvantages and disadvantages to using case studiesThe meaning and value of case study research The use of case studies in different disciplines and research designs

Whether you want to know how to access and use the case studies of others or understand the methods behind conducting your own case study research, this book will take you through every step of the process!

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781446273920
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 13 mm


This very readable book impressively demonstrates, through its wealth of examples and the uses of case studies from a wide range of disciplines, the value of a case study research design. It deals with the core issues and considerations that research students will understand - in providing for case study as a small-scale research with meaning.

-- Gareth Addidle
This comprehensive textbook goes beyond introduction without losing the reader. It is of great value for all early-career students and scholars who search for a reliable source on case study knowledge.
-- Yvonne Franz

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