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.

Ethics in Research

Key Points

  • Ethical guidelines in education research
  • Permissions and gatekeepers
  • Participants
  • Voluntary informed consent
  • Researching young people
  • Team research
  • The educational research community

Ethical practices are essential at all stages of case study from the design stage of your study through analysis and presentation. As in all types of research, the adage ‘First, do no harm’ is an appropriate place to begin ...

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