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The Art of Case Study Research

The Art of Case Study Research

May 1995 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book presents a disciplined, qualitative exploration of case study methods by drawing from naturalistic, holistic, ethnographic, phenomenologic 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 is most likely to lead to maximizing 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.

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
Writing the Report
Harper School

This is a very useful resource for students who are evaluating case study research, or who are contemplating this as a methodology for their own research.

Mrs Kathy Humberstone
College of Health & Social Care, University of Derby (Chesterfield)
February 22, 2021

I have used a previous edition extensively for my own research. Yin is an essential for all case study researchers. I am delighted to have the new edition. It is a classic.

Dr Jill Bogie
Business, Gordon Institute of Business Science
February 18, 2020

An excellent text for educator/student research methods using case study as an approach. Written in a way that makes interpretation, understanding and application easier.

Mrs Sharon Colilles
Carnegie Faculty of Sports & Education, Leeds Beckett University
September 23, 2017

This is an essential book for research using a case study approach.

Mrs Karen Chandler
Fac of Health & Social Care Sciences, Kingston University
December 13, 2016

Stake provides a useful step by step guide to case study methods used in qualitative inquiry. The use of workshop scenarios helps cement its application in practice.

Ms Jacqueline Harley
Dept of Health & Social Care, Chester University
August 6, 2016

A concise book that is so elaborate most especially for early career researchers using case study as an approach. The writing style is simple with detail examples; also the use of foot notes in the book is an “icing on the cake”.

Mr Dalhat Sani Khalid
Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Nottingham University
March 16, 2016

It did not suit the needs of the actual students. This does not mean that the book would be not good - in contrary.

Ms Sandra Schlick
Education , Fernfachhochschule Schweiz
February 9, 2016

Classic book to go alongside Yin for a different philosophical perspective. Will advise students doing case study to read this.

Mrs Julie donald
WBDL, Universityof Lincoln
January 5, 2016

Great book, essential reading for all research methods modules

Dr Mathew Dowling
Faculty sport, University of St Mark & St John
June 30, 2015

This is a classic text and clearly accessible to novice and more mature researchers interested in Case Study Research. Each chapter is well defined and signposts the next chapter.

Mrs Lyz Howard
Department of Health, Health and Social Care Teaching Team
April 9, 2014

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ISBN: 9780803957671