Case study methods
In this introduction to understanding, researching and doing case studies in the social sciences, Hamel outlines several differing traditions of case study research including the Chicago School of Sociology, the anthropological case studies of Malinowski, and the French La Play school tradition. He shows how each developed, changed and has been practiced over time. Suggestions for the practice of case studies are made for the novice reader and an additional feature is the extensive bibliography on case study methods in social science to allow for further exploration of the topic.
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Conflict of Methods
The Current Debate on the Case Study
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abstract American Sociological Society analysis analytic anthropology appear Becker behavior bibliography Bronislaw Malinowski Burgess case-study Chapoulie Chicago Press clearly community studies context culture definition Department of Sociology Drummondville empirical materials epistemology ethnographic ethnography explanation family monographs field informants field studies fieldwork Frédéric Le Play French Canada French-Canadian global Godelier Granger Hughes Hughes's investigation involved issue Jean Petitot Kamouraska language Malinowski Maurice Godelier meanings methodological conflict microsociological object of study Paris participant observation Play School Play's method point of view problems produced qualitative methods representativeness result reveal rigor Robert Park rural Savoye science sociale scientific SECOND CHICAGO SCHOOLS selected singularity social actors social experiences social facts social reality social relationships social sciences socio sociological perspective sociological study sociological theory sociologists statistical methods study approach study method understanding University de Montreal University of Chicago urban validate village W. I. Thomas working-class family Zonabend