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.

Ideas as the Foundation for Case Study

Key Points

  • Nature of reality and what can be known
  • What is your own particular starting point and why?
  • How might this shape your approach to research? Ontology, epistemology and theoretical perspectives
  • Building your case on ideas – creating a conceptual frame
  • Building a conceptual frame. Reflecting on the ideas that may shape your case

In the Beginning

For some, the start of the research process begins with an ...

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