Doing Case Study Research: A Practical Guide for Beginning Researchers, Third Edition

Dawson R. Hancock, Bob Algozinne
Reflecting recent knowledge and developments in the field, this very practical, easy-to-use guide emphasizes learning how to do case study research from the first step of deciding whether a case study is the way to go to the last step of verifying and confirming findings before disseminating them. The authors show students how to: determine an appropriate research design; conduct informative interviews; record observations; document analyses; delineate ways to confirm case study findings; describe methods for deriving meaning from data; and communicate their findings. Featuring many new examples, the Third Edition offers step-by-step guidance to help beginning researchers through the stages of planning and implementing a thesis, dissertation, or independent project. This succinct how-to guide is an excellent place for anyone to begin doing case study research. Book Features: * Straightforward introduction to the science of doing case study research. * A step-by-step approach that speaks directly to the novice investigator. * Many concrete examples to illustrate key concepts. * Questions, illustrations, and activities to reinforce what has been learned.


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