Introduction: Disciplining the practice of qualitative research. Case study research is an increasingly popular approach among qualitative researchers Thomas,. If case study research is to further develop as a principal qualitative methodological approach, and make a valued contribution to the field of qualitative inquiry, issues related to methodological credibility must be considered. Chapter 5 is my favorite chapter of the book. The complete table has been preserved so that the reader can determine how the original criteria were adapted. Nil Austin, Park, and Goble ; Broyles, Rodriguez, Price, Bayliss, and Sevick ; De Haene et al.
Acknowledgements I am grateful to my dear professor, Dr. The highest ranked journals were selected for searching. Commonly, there appeared to be confusion between case studies and case reports. What is a case study and what is it good for? Qualitative Research 7 Mar 2013 11 7 Nil Adamson and Holloway ; Coltart and Henwood Buckley and Waring ; Cunsolo Willox et al. A, Kavanaugh K, Moro T. As a study design, case study is defined by interest in individual cases rather than the methods of inquiry used. Antworten darauf, was denn Soziale Marktwirtschaft konzeptionell und praktisch bedeuten soll, sind nicht ohne Weiteres und für alle überzeugend aus theoretischen Obersätzen zu deduzieren, sie können nur in der theoretischen wie politischen Auseinandersetzung, einem Prozess, gefunden werden und müssen zugleich als vorläufig betrachtet werden.
Can you tell me more about that? All of these techniques are outlined in detail and Yin provides additional techniques to overcome potential obstacles to validity and explanation of the findings cross-checking with the research question, focusing on significant aspects, and rival explanations. Narrative stories, vignettes, and thick description are used to provoke vicarious experience and a sense of being there with the researcher in their interaction with the case. Some committee chairs may also view you as more creative since you are integrating your methodology from more than one source. Negotiating sensitivities and grappling with intangibles: Experiences from a study of spirituality and funerals. Is this report easy to read? The book is organized in three main parts that cover a broad range of differentiated policy fields. The final example, Coltart and Henwood , provided a detailed account of how they selected two cases from a sample of 46 fathers based on personal characteristics and beliefs.
X X X Theory building Chapters follow theory building logic. Descriptions of the case were often not adequate to ascertain why the case was selected, or whether it was a particular exemplar or outlier Thomas,. Overcoming barriers to the recruitment of nurses as participants in health care research. Case study research has a level of flexibility that is not readily offered by other qualitative approaches such as grounded theory or phenomenology. Initial theoretical statements or an initial proposition are confronted with the findings.
Case study research can be situated within different paradigms or designed with an array of methods. Effective Mathematics Instructional Strategies for Middle School Students. Title and abstracts of the 45 retrieved articles were read by the first author, who identified 34 empirical case studies for review. Traditionally, case reports describe a single case, to explain how and what occurred in a selected setting, for example, to illustrate a new phenomenon that has emerged from a larger study. Authors frequently omit elements of methodologies and include others to strengthen study design, and we do not propose a rigid or purist ideology in this paper. Case reports can be published in academic journals, but do not require approval from a human research ethics committee.
In the health category, case studies were used to illustrate a clinical phenomenon or issue such as compliance and health behaviour Colón-Emeric et al. These include the intrinsic case, the instrumental case, and the collective instrumental case. Focus groups as a research method: A critique of some aspects of their use in nursing research. Could even be a focused, short interview. Health Information and Libraries Journal.
. A considerable number of case studies reviewed were missing key elements that define qualitative case study methodology and the tradition cited. Is empathy shown for all sides? The various case report guidelines provide a general criteria for case reports, which describes that this form of report does not meet the criteria of research, is used for retrospective analysis of up to three clinical cases, and is primarily illustrative and for educational purposes. Yin has strengthened most of the chapters and as a result the book has become more complex and detailed in the techniques of case study research. You also have the option of re-naming previously identified idiographic themes. From interdisciplinary to transdisciplinary research: A case study.
Immer scheinen die Mechanismen auf, die die soziale Evolution oder genauer: die Evolution des Sozialen vorantreiben — die durchaus produktiven und oftmals lernfördernden Konfliktbeziehungen, die nicht endenden, sich jedoch in Intensität und Form wandelnden Widersprüche zwischen Kapital und Arbeit. M, Rubia-Avi B, Anguita-Martínez R, Gómez-Sánchez E, Martínez-Mones A. Has the writer made sound assertions, neither over- or under-interpreting? The art of case study research. Poorly described methodological descriptions may lead the reader to misinterpret or discredit study findings, which limits the impact of the study, and, as a collective, hinders advancements in the broader qualitative research field. Few studies provided an accurate description and rationale for using a qualitative case study approach.
The findings provided a detailed description of the context, with less detail of individual participants, including insight into researcher's interpretations and methodological decisions throughout the data collection and analysis process. In turn, revisions are reflected against the findings of a third, fourth or more cases. Emerging criteria for quality in qualitative and interpretive research. Divergent views of hope influencing communications between parents and hospital providers. New York: Cambridge University Press. Darunter verstanden deren Vertreter, insb. Does it fit together, each sentence contributing to the whole? Therefore, the book remains a classic.
Using fiction to make meaning in research with young people in rural New Zealand. The components of the research design are provided in chapter 2. The selection of methods is informed by researcher and case intuition and makes use of naturally occurring sources of knowledge, such as people or observations of interactions that occur in the physical space Stake,. Gillard and colleagues followed Yin's principles, using a consistent data protocol that enhanced cross-case analysis. The author discusses case study rationale, strengths and weaknesses of the approach, a case study planning protocol, and details regarding conducting and reporting on case studies.