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.

Carrying Out Your Case Study

Key Points

Part 1:

  • Starting out – creating a research focus
  • Preliminary activities – refining your research aims and questions
  • Building your case study – key choices and decisions

Part 2:

  • Possible data collection tools
  • Practical issues and concerns
  • Carrying out data collection
  • Organizing your data

Part 1

Starting Out

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