Get this from a library case study research in educational settings [michael bassey] -- readers are taken through the various stages in conducting case study research, including a helpful account of data collection and data analysis methods. Case study research has proven effective in helping evaluate curricula, improve teaching and learning, and shape educational policy sharan merriam presents a practical, straightforward guide for designing and carrying out a qualitative case study in education. Case study research aims to explore and depict a setting with a view to advancing understanding this note explores the dimensions of case study research in higher education, with special reference to geographical fieldwork it explores stake's three categories of case study research: intrinsic. In today's complex and global environment, there's very little that business leaders can accurately predict and control and yet, surrounded by swirl, many still cling to the fraying lifeline of existing norms—and the results can be dire. Case studies are have long been used in business schools, law schools, medical schools and the social sciences, but they can be used in any discipline when instructors want students to explore how what they have learned applies to real world situations.
What is a case study basically, a case study is an in depth study of a particular situation rather than a sweeping statistical surveyit is a method used to narrow down a very broad field of research into one easily researchable topic. Thompson, sarah whitney, the caring teacher: a multiple case study that looks at what teachers do and believe about their work with at-risk students (2010) public access theses and dissertations from the college of education and human sciences. 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.
A practical guide for designing and carrying out a qualitative case study in education, this text provides advice for managing all phases of case study research - from translating educational issues. The journal of case studies in education (jcse) publishes original, unpublished case manuscripts relating educational situations from k - 12 and higher education it is designed to provide the education professional a venue to share original situations with other educators. Organizations and individuals around the world are meeting their goals with the help of google's solutions programs and funding for education.
Case study research in education: a qualitative approach by sharan b merriam merriam has provided a valuable contribution to researchers seeking depth, richness and relevance that the qualitative case study can provide. Abstract a case study from game changers j d walker, charles d dziuban, and patsy d moskal positive change in education happens when faculty gain insight into the relationship between student learning and their teaching behaviors through systematic research that they conduct, present, and publish. Many colleges of education employ writing a research case study (as a graduate project, thesis or a dissertation) as a common practice, and researchers often submit these studies for publication however. A practical guide for designing and carrying out qualitative case study in education is provided how-to advice for managing all phases of case study research is included the focus is on case studies that draw from what is commonly known as the qualitative research paradigm rather than a. --educational studies merriam offers how-to advice for managing all phases of case study research -- from translating educational issues into specific research problems and collecting data to organizing the final case report.
Case studies t his guide examines case studies, a form of qualitative descriptive research that is used to look at individuals, a small group of participants, or a group as a whole. The journal of cases in educational call for pedagogical case submission to the journal of case studies in educational rigorous peer review of your research. As pilot research: if mel is interested in doing larger, non-case-study research on creativity, she might start with a few case studies to see if she can see patterns beginning to emerge and to. Abstract this chapter makes the case that case study research is making a comeback in educational research because it allows researchers a broad range of methodological tools to suit the needs of answering questions of how and why within a particular real-world context.
Case study research msc applied elearning the above defends why qualitiative research should be used for a particular piece of research, important to defend this , main reason will be so that the researcher gains a holistic view of the case. 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. 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. Case study research may feature single cases or multiple cases (eg, often two to four) acknowledging multiple realities in qualitative case studies, as is now commonly done, involves discerning the various perspectives of the researcher, the case/participant, and others, which may or may not converge (yin, 1994.
Merriam has provided a valuable contribution to researchers seeking depth, richness and relevance that the qualitative case study can provide. Case studies are stories that are used as a teaching tool to show the application of a theory or concept to real situations dependent on the goal they are meant to fulfill, cases can be fact-driven and deductive where there is a correct answer, or they can be context driven where multiple solutions are possible.
'this excellent book is a principled and theoretically informed guide to case study research design and methods for the collection, analysis and presentatin of evidence' - professor andrew pollard, institute of education, university of london. Case study research has a long history within the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, dating back to the early 1920's at first it was a usefu. Developing a deep, on-the-ground understanding of the particular program or policy of interest often requires case studies sri's education researchers conduct case studies in education that draw on interview, focus group, document, and observation data. The term case study refers to both a method of analysis and a specific research design for examining a problem, both of which are used in most circumstances to generalize across populations this tab focuses on the latter--how to design and organize a research paper in the social sciences that.