Thomas, Gary, 1950-

How to do your case study / Gary Thomas. - 2nd edition. - Los Angeles : SAGE, 2016. - xii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-260) and index.

What is a case study? -- Is the case study scientific? -- The case study and research design -- The whole is more than the sum of the parts : seeing a complete picture -- Rigour and quality in your case study : what's important? -- Ethics -- Different kinds of case studies : selecting a subject for your case study -- Your purpose : thinking about the object of your study -- Your approach : theory testing or theory building ; interpretation or illustration -- Your process : the shape, style and manner of your case study -- Out in the field : some ways to collect data and evidence -- Analysis : a toolkit for analysing and thinking in case study -- Writing your study.

Adopting jargon-free language this book grounds its advice - addressed to students and researchers - in concrete experience and real-world cases to provide an introduction to the basics of case study research. Using examples from across the social sciences, the author provides practical guidance on how best to read, design, and carry out case study research with a focus on how to manage and analyze data.

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Social sciences--Research--Methodology

H62 / .T446 2016

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