This book provides an accessible introduction to using case studies. It makes sense of literature in this area, and shows how to generate collaborations and communicate findings.

The authors bring together the practical and the theoretical, enabling readers to build expertise on the principles and practice of case study research, as well as engaging with possible theoretical frameworks. They also highlight the place of case study as a key component of educational research.

With the help of this book, graduate students, teacher educators and practitioner researchers will gain the confidence and skills needed to design and conduct a high quality case study.

Defining Case Study in Education Research

Key Points

  • Personal definitions of case study
  • Development of case study use in education
  • Intrinsic versus instrumental case study
  • Models of case study – making choices

Introducing Case Study

We believe that it is possible to use case study in educational research to enhance our understanding of contexts, communities and individuals. By helping to provide an accessible text which guides you through both the ...

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