Doing case study research a practical guide
Despite this tepid endorsement, Doing Case Study Research has numerous assets. The authors—who are knowledgeable scholars, practitioners, and teachers—use these innovative pedagogies to distill complex ideas into cogent and readable primers that demystify the case study research process.
This step-by-step handbook guides beginning researchers through the stages of planning and implementing case studies. The good news is that Doing Case Study Research is a highly accessible introductory text and a very quick read.
Chapters 12 and 13 provide readers helpful tips for preparing case study research proposals and organizing and disseminating case study findings. The authors intuit the kinds of questions first-time case study researchers might pose and directly answer them although not as thoroughly as I had hoped.
The practice-oriented book also supplements specialty inquiry texts that focus exclusively on case study research that favor theory. This niche book complements generic qualitative inquiry texts as well as theoretically oriented case study texts currently on the market. Book titles OR Journal titles. First, the book's focus is novel. Bob Algozzine , Dawson Hancock Limited preview - Contact Contact Us Help.
During the past 12 years, on six occasions I have ventured away from my world as a graduate school professor to serve on undergraduate thesis committees. I wanted this chapter self-described "how to" text to be both reader-friendly and thorough, thus filling this void in the professional literature.
The authors privilege breadth and simplicity rather than depth and complexity. A Practical Guide for Beginning Researchers. Starting with how to establish a rationale for conducting a systematic case study and identifying literature that informs the research effort, this indispensable resource shows students how to determine an appropriate research design and conduct informative interviews, observations and document analyses. Doing Case Study Research: Hancock , Robert Algozzine Teachers College Press , - Education - pages 0 Reviews This step-by-step handbook guides beginning researchers through the stages of planning and implementing case studies.
Chapters 1 and 2 provide basic background information about scientific inquiry and qualitative and quantitative research. Specifically, they carefully define key terms and even include a mini-glossary ; offer numerous concrete examples from their own case study research to bring to life abstract concepts; include annotated bibliographies of published "best practices" case studies; synthesize complex data into condensed tables, making essential information readily available for comparison; pose thought-provoking questions for readers to ponder; and introduce activities and applications aimed at honing readers' research skills after they finish reading the book.
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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Topics include a becoming familiar with different kinds of case study research; b conducting literature reviews; c selecting a case study research design and method; d gathering information from interviews, observations, and documents; e summarizing and interpreting data; f synthesizing and reporting findings; and g confirming case study findings.
Starting with how to establish a rationale for conducting a systematic case study and identifying literature that informs the research effort, this indispensable resource shows students Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
Doing Case Study Research: Hancock and Bob Algozzine Limited preview - Chapters 3 through 11, which embrace an action-orientated agenda, introduce readers to numerous stages of case study research. Magolda Doing Case Study Research: View freely available titles: A Practical Guide for Beginning Researchers. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Determining What We Know. A Practical Guide for Beginning Researchers Hancock , Bob Algozzine Limited preview.
For example, in chapter 3, the authors include annotated bibliographies of published "best practices" case As the designated research methodologist on these thesis committees, I struggled to recommend accessible primer texts about qualitative case study research that might quickly AND thoroughly orient students to this seductively appealing, complex, and often over-simplified strand of qualitative research.
It also describes how to derive meaning from data and how to communicate results. They offer alternative ways to learn about case study research beyond complicated theoretical overviews or step-by-step guides e. It augments the over-abundance of qualitative inquiry texts that at best offer brief, perfunctory discussions about case study research. Finally, the authors delineate the ways to verify the results attained. The bad news is that it lacks depth and a theoretical foundation. Hancock , Robert Algozzine.
Complexities and dilemmas that are inevitable in every qualitative case study are neither acknowledged nor discussed. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. My library Help Advanced Book Search. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
Within each chapter the authors introduce an eclectic array of techniques aimed at helping students understand and appreciate case study research. There are many concrete examples to illustrate key concepts, and questions, illustrations and activities to reinforce what has been learned.
These students shared three additional commonalities: Students and advisors can use these easy-to-follow steps to shape a thesis, dissertation, or independent project from conceptualization to completion. In these instances, the students were intellectually curious, knowledgeable and passionate about their research topic, carefully supervised and mentored by their thesis advisors, and committed to producing high quality work as they prepared to conduct their first original research study.
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