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How to do your case study

By: Thomas, GaryMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: London Sage 2021Edition: 3rd edDescription: 299pISBN: 9781529704952Subject(s): Social sciences-Research-Methodology | Research DesignDDC classification: 371.39 Summary: This book offers an expanded discussion of key ethical issues in case study research, Provides up to date information about using social media in research, Presents a new navigation tool to help you plan your case study project, Enables you to develop the skills you need to become a critical and reflexive researcher, Covering international examples of case study in practice and accompanied by downloadable checklists and templates, this book is the perfect companion to help you successfully complete a case study.
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Table of Contents:

Part I: Getting Your Bearings
1: What is a case study?
2: The case study and research design
3: The whole is more than the sum of the parts: seeing a complete picture
4: Rigour and quality in your case study: what’s important?
5: Ethics

Part II: Choosing a case and structuring your study
6: Different kinds of case studies: selecting a subject for your case study
7: Your purpose: thinking about the object of your study
8: Your approach: theory testing or theory building; interpretation or illustration
9: Your process: the shape, style and manner of your case study

Part III: Collecting evidence, analysing and writing up
10: Out in the field: some ways to collect data and evidence
11: Analysis: a toolkit for analysing and thinking in case study
12: Writing your study


This book offers an expanded discussion of key ethical issues in case study research, Provides up to date information about using social media in research, Presents a new navigation tool to help you plan your case study project, Enables you to develop the skills you need to become a critical and reflexive researcher, Covering international examples of case study in practice and accompanied by downloadable checklists and templates, this book is the perfect companion to help you successfully complete a case study.

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