Using Case Study in Education Research
- Lorna Hamilton - University of Edinburgh, UK
- Connie Corbett-Whittier - Friends University, Topeka, Kansas
Case Study Research | Research Methods in Education
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.
'Drawing on a wide range of their own and others' experiences, the authors offer a comprehensive and convincing account of the value of case study in educational research. What comes across - quite passionately - is the way in which a case study approach can bring to life some of the complexities, challenges and contradictions inherent in educational settings. The book is written in a clear and lively manner and should be an invaluable resource for those teachers and students who are incorporating a case study dimension into their research work'
- Ian Menter, Professor of Teacher Education, University of Oxford
'This book is comprehensive in its coverage, yet detailed in its exposition of case study research. It is a highly interactive text with a critical edge and is a useful tool for teaching. It is of particular relevance to practitioner researchers, providing accessible guidance for reflective practice. It covers key matters such as: purposes, ethics, data analysis, technology, dissemination and communities for research. And it is a good read!'
- Professor Anne Campbell, formerly of Leeds Metropolitan University
'This excellent book is a principled and theoretically informed guide to case study research design and methods for the collection, analysis and presentation of evidence'
-Professor Andrew Pollard, Institute of Educaiton, University of London
This publication provides easy text, giving differing viewpoints to establish definitions for case study research. This book has been recommended to the Fd students to support projects of action research.
This has again been recommended for students on the Foundation Degree and Degree programmes as it is an easy text, providing differing viewpoints to establish definitions for case study research. Additionally recommended on the reading list for the BA programmes to provide a clearer insight into using Case Studies in preschool and school environments.
This is an excellent book - very clear
This text clearly discusses the case study approach and would be useful for both undergraduate and post graduate learners.
An easily accessible text, giving alternative points of view on what case study research actually is and how it might be interpreted at doctoral level.
This is a pleasant read with a number of useful group and individual tasks for students to engage with as they think through designing and doing a project. These tasks for useful not just for case studies but can be adapted as students consider other research designs.
Offers a good understanding of case study research in a clear and accessible manner. A perfect starting point for the researcher new to the case study method and will also offer the experienced researcher some useful tips and insights.
This text is clearly written and argues strongly for using case study in educational research, despite the challenges this approach faces in the dynamic world of shifting research paradigms. Step-by-step guidance from initial ideas through to the reality of undertaking case study in educational research is helpful
The book is written in a practical way, which gives a clear guide for undergraduate students especially for those who are using case study in education research. I will definitely add this book to recommended reading lists.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Activity 6.12 Observation 1 p98
Activity 6.12 Observation 2 p98
Activity 6.12 Observation 3 p98
Activity 6.18 Interview pupils
Activity 6.18 Interview schedule 1
Activity 6.19 and 6.20 Questionnaire P110
Activity 6.20 Questionnaire 2 p110
Activity 6.21 Sample interview teachers