The Art of Case Study Research / Edition 1

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Overview

This book presents a disciplined, qualitative exploration of case study methods by drawing from naturalistic, holistic, ethnographic, phenomenological and biographic research methods.

Robert E. Stake uses and annotates an actual case study to answer such questions as: How is the case selected? How do you select the case which will maximize what can be learned? How can what is learned from one case be applied to another? How can what is learned from a case be interpreted? In addition, the book covers: the differences between quantitative and qualitative approaches; data-gathering including document review; coding, sorting and pattern analysis; the roles of the researcher; triangulation; and reporting.

Discusses rsch questions/nature of qualitative research/analysis and interpretation/etc.

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Develops a view of case studies that draws from naturalistic, holistic, ethnographic, phenomenological, and biographic research methods to present a qualitative mode of inquiry into the single case, emphasizing episodes of nuance, the sequentiality of happenings in context, and the wholeness of the individual. The volume is written with student readers in mind, but not necessarily a particular course. Workshop activities are included at the end of each chapter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803957671
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 284,994
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Stake received his B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in naval science and Spanish from the University of Nebraska in 1950. He graduated with an M.A. in educational psychology in 1954 from this university. In 1958, he received his Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton University. From 1955 to 1958, he was a Psychometric Fellow at the Educational Testing Service. Then, an Associate Professor and Faculty Research Coordinator of the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. In 1963, he arrived at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he assisted Thomas Hastings, Lee Cronbach, and Jack Easley in the creation of the new evaluation center, CIRCE, and in developing a program of research on program evaluation. He also became the Associate Director of the Statewide High School Testing Program. In 1975, he became director of CIRCE. He has been active in the program evaluation profession and has promoted an approach to evaluation methods called "responsive evaluation." He took up a qualitative perspective, particularly case study methods, in order to represent the personal experience and complexity of evaluation study. He received the Lazerfeld Award from the American Evaluation Association and an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
An Intensive Study of Case Study Research Methods
The Unique Case
Research Questions
The Nature of Qualitative Research
Data Gathering
Analysis and Interpretation
Case Researcher Roles
Triangulation
Writing the Report
Reflections
Harper School

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