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Case study method : key issues, key texts / ed. Roger Gomm, Martyn Hammersley, Peter Foster

Secondary Author Gomm, Roger
Hammersley, Martyn
Foster, Peter
Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Sage Publications, 2000 Description IX, 276 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-7619-6414-2 CDU 303
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This is the most comprehensive guide to the current uses and importance of case study methods in social research. The editors bring together key contributions from the field which reflect different interpretations of the purpose and capacity of case study research. The address issues such as: the problem of generalizing from study of a small number of cases; and the role of case study in developing and testing theories. The editors offer in-depth assessments of the main arguments. An annotated bibliography of the literature dealing with case study research makes this an exhaustive and indispensable guide.`This is a worthwhile book which will be useful to readers. It collectstogether key sources o

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • Part 1 Intrinsic Case Study and Generalizability
  • The Case Study Method in Social Inquiry
  • The Only Generalization Is
  • There Is No Generalization
  • Generalizability and the Single Case Study
  • Increasing the Generalizability of Case Study Research
  • Case Study and Generalization
  • Part 2 Case Study and Theory
  • Case Study and Theory in Political Science
  • Case Study and Situational Analysis
  • The Logical Structure of Analytic Induction
  • The Quest for Universals in Sociological Research
  • Small N's and Big Conclusions
  • An Examination of the Reasoning in Comparative Studies Based on a Small Number of Cases
  • Cases, Causes, Conjunctures, Stories, Imagery
  • Case Study and Theory

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