Case study research in education: a qualitative approach
Merriam has provided a valuable contribution to researchers seeking depth, richness and relevance that the qualitative case study can provide. Her book is suitable for a beginning graduate research course or for anyone commencing study of qualitative research methods. --Educational StudiesMerriam offers how-to advice for managing all phases of case study research -- from translating educational issues into specific research problems and collecting data to organizing the final case report. She provides strategies for analyzing information, suggestions for ensuring the validity of research findings, and more.
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The Case Study Approach to Research Problems
Types and Uses of Case Study Research
Defining a Research Problem and Selecting
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