Case Study Research Comic Strip
Updated: 4/30/2020
Case Study Research Comic Strip

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BER 630-320 Case Study Research Spring 2020

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  • STAKEConstructivism
  • Evaluative
  • Longitudinal
  • Intrinsic
  • Descriptive
  • Is a case study a legitimate research method?
  • Multiple Case Study
  • Instrumental
  • Interpretative
  • Non-HumanSubject(s)
  • MERRIAMConstructivism
  • What is a case?
  • Human Subject(s)
  • Literature Review
  • Sampling
  • Research Purpose
  • What constitutes a Case Study?
  • Research Design / Methodology
  • Data Gathering
  • Research Question(s)
  • CASE
  • Theoretical Frameworks
  • Data Analysis
  • YINPositivism
  • "No particular moment when data collection begins"
  • Data collection methods; observation, interviews, document review
  • Methodology: the most flexible (fluid)
  • Researchers need, through experience & reflection, to identify the best forms of analysis
  • Researcher-subject interaction
  • A case is "an integrated system" with "boundaries"
  • Data collection: solely qualitative sources
  • 4 strategies for triangulation; data source triangulation, investigator triangulation, theory triangulation, methodological triangulation
  • "There are multiple perspectives of a case"
  • Conduct data collection & analysis simultaneously
  • Reader's interpretation
  • "A bounded system""an object rather than a process"
  • Validity & Reliability are irrelevant.
  • Recommends 2-3 research questions
  • Research Questions to guide the study
  • step-by-step guidelines for analytic techniques & procedures
  • "rich, thick description of the phenomenon under study
  • There are multiple interpretations of reality"
  • Data collection: mainly qualitative sources
  • A case is a thing, a single entity, a unit around which there are boundaries"
  • Detailed outline of Research Design; guidelines for literature review, theoretical framework(s), research problem, purposive sampling
  • INTERVIEWGood questions to ask, questions to avoid, probes, interview guide
  • Data collection methods; interview, observations, document analysis
  • Methodology: well-defined and well-structured
  • Case Study Design: flexible
  • Validity & Reliability are irrelevant
  • 6 sources of evidence:documentation, archival records, interviews, direct observations, participant observation, phiysical artifacts
  • Link between RQs, theoretical frameworks & data collection
  • Design Quality:construct validity, internal validity, external validity, reliability
  • Data collection:Source TriangulationMultiple sources of evidence(Both qualitative & quantitative sources)
  • "How" and "Why" questions in relation to the phenomenon under study
  • Validity & Reliability: Triangulation in every phase of the research process. Chains of evidence, member checking
  • Methodology: very tight, well-structured, and detailed
  • Case Study Design comes before Data collection (prescriptive)
  • "objective truth" about the case
  • A case is a "contemporary phenomenon within its real life context"
  • No guidelines for literature review