A Case for Case Studies: An Immigrant's Journal

A Case for Case Studies: An Immigrant's Journal

by Paul Richard Abramson

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A Case for Case Studies: An Immigrant's Journal by Paul Richard Abramson

Can the case study, or psychobiographical method be a relevant research tool in the social sciences? This book explores this question by examining the effectiveness of the case study method in hypothesis formation and theory building by using excerpts from the actual diary of a Jewish-Russian immigrant. By interpreting each journal entry through the use of several theoretical formats, Abramson demonstrates how to undertake case study research and use the results to enhance our understanding of human behaviour.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803936966
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/17/1991
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: THE BACKGROUND
Swislocz (Sislovitch)
Jewish Settlement in Swislocz
Theory and Biases
Theory
Interpreter Bias
PART TWO: THE DIARIES AND INTERPRETATIONS
A History of My Life
Epilogue
PART THREE: CASE STUDY METHODOLOGY
The Data
The Theory
The Merits of Case Studies
Adjunct to Induction
Extrapolations from Popper's Philosophy of Science
Conclusion

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