In educational research, relatively little has been written explicitly exploring their implications for educational research methodology in general and case study in particular in this paper, i offer a rationale for case study as a research approach that embodies complexity, and i explore the implications of a 'complexity thinking'. Case study: calling for a more open approach david menendez alvarez-hevia education and social research institute, manchester metropolitan university paper presented at the british educational research association annual conference, university of manchester, 2-5 september 2009 this paper is linked to the. Methodology used data-triangulation, at the very least, is required in most of our recent research projects on the development of special needs education in flanders (the dutch speaking part of belgium), we have made use of qualitative case studies to describe and understand the complex reality of the innovations taking. Issues in educational research, 25(3), 2015 309 complexity, representation and practice: case study as method and methodology rebecca miles la trobe university while case study is considered a common approach to examining specific and particular examples in research disciplines such as law, medicine and. This is because theoretical inclination is weak in the field of education, and the binary framework of quantitative versus qualitative research is strong thus, individual case studies are not linked to systematic theory construction in the present paper, from the findings of social science methodology, a methodology of ease. Case studies are in-depth investigations of a single person, group, event or community typically, data are gathered from a variety of sources and by using several different methods (eg observations & interviews) the research may also continue for an extended period of time, so processes and developments can be. When planning for a practice-based enquiry you will choose between an action research or case study approach here is a brief the advantage of the action research is that it naturally develops from your teaching practice and that it addresses real issues within your classroom typical critique of action.
Qualitative methodology1 today, they account for a large proportion of the research presented in books and articles in psychology, history, education, and medicine, to list just a few of the fundamental sciences much of what we know today about the empirical world has been produced by case study research, and many of. Environmental education research vol 10, no 1, february 2004 case studies , make-your-case studies, and case stories: a critique of case-study methodology in sustainability in higher education kim ewalkervisiting research fellow, department of educationuniversity of bathbathba2 [email protected] It can be considered a robust research method particularly when a holistic, in- depth investigation is required recognised as a tool in many social science studies, the role of case study method in research becomes more prominent when issues with regard to education (gulsecen & kubat, 2006), sociology ( grassel.
Case study methodology as a research method, case study methodology is well established in the social sciences this approach may help to inform practice by illustrating what has worked well, what has been achieved and what have been the issues or dilemmas it is a type of research inquiry that examines a real life. Full-text paper (pdf): case study method for design research: a justification the objective of this paper is to present a brief overview of case study method, compare it with other qualitative and quantitative research methods, and study the merits and limitations of using the design education has been suggested [6.
This resource shares some key definitions of case study and identifies important choices and decisions around the creation of studies it is for those with little or no experience of case study in education research and provides an introduction to some of the key aspects of this approach: from the all important. Abstract: the article contributes to the wide debate on the research methodology with case studies application keywords: case study, methodology, innovation, qualitative research, case study structure 1 introduction teaching cases are run among students mainly to enhance further discussion, and promote creative. Case study methodology has long been a contested terrain in social sciences research which is characterized by varying, sometimes opposing, approaches espoused by many research methodologists despite being one of the most frequently used qualitative research methodologies in educational.
Work of sharan merriam her research on case study applications in education from a qualitative researcher's perspective offered a practical and accessible understanding of the strategy the second source i investigated was robert yin, whose background as a consultant in policy research has influenced his approach as.
In table iii, we present the 34 case studies grouped by journal, and categorized by research topic, including health sciences, social sciences and anthropology, and methods research there was a discrepancy in categorization of one article on pedagogy and a new teaching method published in qualitative. Learning about teaching through inquiry is a sound practice for professional development and the university teacher-as-researcher is now commonplace with the proliferation of inquiry-based postgraduate programmes in university teaching, more academics from across the disciplines are learning new.
Educational research methods a site to support teaching and learning case study case study in a common methodology used in educational research, and there a are many published studies in education which are considered by their authors to be case studies characteristics of case study: case study is by its nature. 'drawing on a wide range of their own and others' experiences, the authors offer a comprehensive and convincing account of the value of case study in educational research what comes across - quite passionately - is the way in which a case study approach can bring to life some of the complexities, challenges and. Case study method this module describes the case study method of descriptive research and its uses learning objectives: define case study research list reasons researchers use the case study method explain the how data is recorded when using the case study method describe the benefits and limitations of using. Case study research design and methods second edition robert k yin applied social research methods series volumes ~ sage publications ~~ international educational and professional publisher thousand oaks london new deihl.