This collection takes a dutifully contemporary approach to the exploration of the uses and interpretations of the case study across a multitude of disciplines and through various cultural perspectives. Exploring the case study from both methodological and theoretical perspectives, the texts included in the volumes illustrate how case study techniques are currently employed, and suggest how they might develop in the foreseeable future. Relevant to varied levels and scales of case study use, the aim of this collection is to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of where we are now with case study research, so that they may better judge their own applications of the case study.
From definitions to interdisciplinary methods, this set will address the practical case study by offering a structured selection of some of the best modern and classic writing on the case study in article form, together with a synoptic editorial introduction and overview of the field of research.
Volume One: The Origins and History of Case Study
Volume Two: Case Study Design
Volume Three: Issues with Case Study
Volume Four: The Use of Case Studies in Different Disciplines
Malcolm Tight is a Professor in the Educational Research department at Lancaster University.
VOLUME ONE: THE ORIGINS AND HISTORY OF CASE STUDY Statistics and Case Studies as Methods of Sociological Research - Ernest Burgess The Case Study as a Research Method - Percival Symonds The Theory of Case Studies - Paul Foreman Case and Situation Analysis - J. Clyde Mitchell `Case Study' in American Methodological Thought - Jennifer Platt Part One: Contemporary Meanings of Case Study Making the Case for Case Study - W. Robert Kenny and Adren Grotelueschen What Is a Case Study and What Is It Good For? - John Gerring What Is This a Case Of? Exploring Some Conceptual Issues in Case Study Research - Suzanne Wilson and Sigrun Gudmundsdottir Redefining Case Study - Rob VanWynsberghe and Samia Khan The Case Study Challenge: A New Approach to an Old Method - Tsilia Romm and Sophia Mahler The Harvard Business School Story: avoiding knowledge by being relevant - Ianna Contardo and Robin Wensley Part Two: The Relationship between Case Study and Other Methodologies Survey/Variable-oriented Research Integrating Case Study and Survey Research Methods: An Example in Information Systems - Guy Gable Case Survey Methodology: Quantitative Analysis of Patterns across Case Studies - Rikard Larsson Triangulation between Case Study and Survey Methods in Management Accounting Research: An Assessment of Validity Implications - Sven Modell Turning the Tables: How Case-oriented Research Challenges Variable-oriented Research - Charles Ragin Part Three: Other Methodologies The Harvard Business School Story: avoiding knowledge by being relevant - Donna Baines and Ian Cunningham The Extended Case Method - Michael Burawoy Case Studies as Spurious Evaluations: The Example of Research on Educational Inequalities - Peter Foster, Roger Gomm and Martyn Hammersley Case Studies as Natural Experiments - Allen Lee Case Studies and Generalizability: Grounded Theory and Research in Science Education - Keith Taber VOLUME TWO: CASE STUDY DESIGN Part Four: Overall Design Case Study in the Contemporary World of Research: Using Notions of Purpose, Place, Process and Product to Develop Some Principles for Practice - Ian Macpherson, Ross Brooker and Paul Ainsworth A Case in Case Study Methodology - Christine Benedichte Meyer Identification of Ambiguity in the Case Study Research Typology: What Is a Unit of Analysis? - Niels Grunbaum Part Five: Types of Case Study Case Study Principles for Different Types of Case - J. Barton Cunningham Types of Case Study Work: A Conceptual Framework for Case-based Research - David Edwards Case Studies: Types, Designs and Logics of Inference - Jack Levy A Typology for the Case Study in Social Science Following a Review of Definition, Discourse and Structure - Gary Thomas Part Six: Sampling/Selection Process Sampling: A Method for Case Study Research on Administrative Behavior - Charles McClintock Approaches to Sampling and Case Selection in Qualitative Research: Examples in the Geography of Health - Sarah Curtis et al. Site Selection within Comparative Case Study and Ethnographic Research - Geoffrey Walford Case Selection Techniques in Case Study Research: A Menu of Qualitative and Quantitative Options - Jason Seawright and John Gerring Part Seven: Particular Kinds of Case Study Using Stake's Qualitative Case Study Approach to Explore Implementation of Evidence-based Practice - Sheryl Boblin et al. Single-Outcome Studies: A Methodological Primer - John Gerring The Comparative Case Study Approach in Public Administration - Robert Agranoff and Beryl Radin Pedagogic Research into Singularities - Michael Bassey The Case-Study Model: An Organizational Strategy for Cross-Cultural Evaluation - Gila Garaway The `Too Few Cases/Too Many Variables' Problem in Implementation Research - Malcolm Goggin VOLUME THREE: ISSUES WITH CASE STUDY Part Eight: Overviews The Case Study Crisis: Some Answers - Robert Yin Case Study as a Research Strategy: Some Ambiguities and Opportunities - Piet Verschuren Five Misunderstandings about Case-Study Research - Bent Flyvbjerg Part Nine: Generalisation A Research Design for Generalizing from Multiple Case Studies - David Greene and Jane David On Generalising from Single Case Studies: Epistemological Reflections - Colin Evers and Echo Wu The Case: Generalization, Theory and Phronesis in Case Study - Gary Thomas A Case Study of a Case Study: Strategies of Generalization and Specification in the Study of Israel as a Single Case - Lars Mjoset Drawing Lessons from Case Studies by Enhancing Comparability - Attilia Ruzzene Part Ten: Validity, Reliability, etc What Passes as a Rigorous Case Study? - Michael Gibbert, Winfried Ruigrok and Barbara Wicki Are Case Studies More Than Sophisticated Storytelling? Methodological Problems of Qualitative Empirical Research Mainly Based on Semi-Structured Interviews - Thomas Diefenbach Validity and Generalization in Future Case Study Evaluations - Robert Yin Part Eleven: Other Issues Strategies of Causal Inference in Small-N Analysis - James Mahoney Cumulating the Intellectual Gold of Case Study Research - Jason Jensen and Robert Rodgers Epistemology as Ethics in Research and Policy: The Use of Case Studies - John Elliott and Dominik Lukes Part Twelve: Case Study and Theory Building Theories from Case Study Research - Kathleen Eisenhardt Eisenhardt's Impact on Theory in Case Study Research - Katherine Ravenswood The Normative Case Study - David Thacher Doing Case Study: Abduction Not Induction, Phronesis Not Theory - Gary Thomas Troubling Theory in Case Study Research - Martyn Hammersley Meta-Synthesis of Qualitative Case Studies: An Approach to Theory Building - Christina Hoon VOLUME FOUR: THE USE OF CASE STUDIES IN DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES Part Thirteen: Accounting Case Study Research in Accounting - David Cooper and Wayne Morgan Part Fourteen: Development Value Chains, Partnerships and Development: Using Case Studies to Refine Programme Theories - Sietze Vellema et al. Part Fifteen: Education Case Study in Comparative Education: Particularity and Generalization - Lawrence Stenhouse A Case Study of a Case Study: Analysis of a Robust Qualitative Research Methodology - Catherine Snyder Part sixteen: Health The Case Study as a Scientific Method for Researching Alternative Therapies - D. Lukoff, D. Edwards and M. Miller Part seventeen: Industrial Marketing Management What Makes a Good Case Study? A Positivist Review of Qualitative Case Research Published in Industrial Marketing Management, 1971-2006 - Michael Beverland and Adam Lindgreen Part Eighteen: Information Systems Case Study Research: A Multi-Faceted Research Approach for IS - A.L.M. Cavaye Rigor in Information Systems Positive Case Research: Current Practices, Trends and Recommendations - Line Dube and Guy Pare Part Nineteen: International Business The Case Study as Disciplinary Convention: Evidence from International Business Journals - Rebecca Piekkari, Catherine Welch and Erikka Paavilainen Part Twenty: Law Evaluation Case Histories as a Parallel to Legal Case Histories: Accumulating Knowledge and Experience in the Evaluation Profession - Darrel Caulley and Irene Dowdy Part Twenty-One: Operations Management Case Research in Operations Management - Chris Voss, Nikos Tsikriktsis and Mark Frohlich Part Twenty-Two: Psychoanalysis The Psychoanalytic Case Study: A Method for Systematic Inquiry - Enrico Jones and Michael Windholz Part Twenty-Three: Public Administration The Single Case Study as Intellectually Ambitious Inquiry - Michael Barzelay The Case Study Method for Research in Small and Medium-Sized Firms - Sylvie Chetty Part Twenty-Four: Social Work How to Critically Evaluate Case Studies in Social Work - Eunjung Lee, Faye Mishna and Sarah Brennenstuhl