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Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

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Summary text from the Sage Knowledge platform as of 2022-05-18: Case study research has a long history within the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, dating back to the early 1920’s. At first it was a useful way for researchers to make valid inferences from events outside the laboratory in ways consistent with the rigorous practices of investigation inside the lab. Over time, case study approaches garnered interest in multiple disciplines as scholars studied phenomena in context. Despite widespread use, case study research has received little attention among the literature on research strategies. The Encyclopedia of Case Study Research provides a compendium on the important methodological issues in conducting case study research and explores both the strengths and weaknesses of different paradigmatic approaches. These two volumes focus on the distinctive characteristics of case study research and its place within and alongside other research methodologies. As with most titles on the Sage Knowledge, this ebook can be browsed section by section, by encyclopedic entries alphabetically, and searched by keyword. There's also a subject index. Laurier Library has provided access to this since 2012 through past OCUL consortial purchases.

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