“With its highly readable style, this book is well suited to the needs of research students. Throughout it addresses the practicalities at a level that connects immediately to thorny issues in relation to the quality of the data, the quality of the analysis: in short the quality of the research.” - Jane Payler, University of Winchester
Case Study Research in Practice explores the authors practical and uniquely personal approach to the theory and practice of case study research. Author Helen Simons draws on her extensive experience in conducting and teaching case study research to provide a comprehensive and insightful account of the process of conducting case study that tackles common misconceptions and addresses the questions often raised by students. In four sections, the book covers:
- The rationale, concept and design of case study research
- Methods and ethics in case study
- Interpreting, analyzing and reporting the case.
- Generalizing and theorizing in case study research
Including examples and summary memos the author has created a dynamic text that presents readers with choices and challenges to inform the conduct of their case research.
This is an ideal text for students studying and conducting case study research in education, health and social care, and related social science disciplines.