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Qualitative Research: Case Studies

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What is a case study?

  • Attempts to shed light on a phenomena by studying a single case example.
  • Focuses on an individual person, an event, a group, or an institution.
  • Allows for in-depth examination by prolonged engagement or cultural immersion
  • Explores processes and outcomes
  • Investigates the context and setting of a situation
  • Can involve a number of data gathering methods

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