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.

Key Purposes

Key Points

  • The importance of purpose
  • Why am I carrying out this case study?
  • What is/are the intended outcome(s) and intended audience(s) for this study?
  • What ‘real world’ considerations will influence my research scope and purpose?
  • How can I effectively document the purposes of my research?

Importance of Purpose

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