Case Study Methods in Education

Major Works

Edited by: Gary Thomas

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2013 |
    • Online Publication Date: February 05, 2015 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446286425 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781446259252 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446286425 |
    • Series: SAGE Fundamentals of Applied Research |
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Abstract

This four-volume major work collates and contextualises key papers on the use of case study in education. The collection brings together methodological publications and publications which provide exemplars of case study. The methodological material provides both critical analyses of case study and those which champion its use, offering at the same time a chronological map of the development of case study from its earliest uses to today.

Framed by an introductory passage in each volume which seeks to provide a synopsis of the methodological discussion and a commentary on the exemplary material, this set provides for serious students in education original source material to appraise the method together with exemplary sample material to help them plan and organize their case studies.

Volume One: Methodological issues around the ...

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    Introduction to Volume I: Methodological Issues Around the Use of Case Studies in Social Science
    GaryThomas

    This set of four volumes is primarily for those wishing to explore and understand the use of the case study in education, but I hope it will be useful to students and researchers in other fields also. Not just in education and the social sciences but also in the arts and humanities and even in the natural sciences and in technology the case study can provide a uniquely vivid kind of inquiry and furnish the quality of analysis which is impossible from other kinds of research.

    In fact, the case study has its roots in work done in many and varied disciplines. As the piece from David Garvin notes in Volume ...

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