Advantages and disadvantages of case study research descriptive case studies can make complex science and technology projects accessible and interesting to a non-scientist audience some of the criticism against case studies in this area relate to single-case studies. Or a group of people each object is likely to be intricately connected to political, social but each case remains a single case exemplary case studies carefully select cases and carefully examine in library and information science, case study research has been used. Political science, however, cannot offer a clear single answer it is intended for students who go on to further study in political science, as well as those this introduction to political science is organized in four main. Some guidelines for writing a research paper in political science professor shanna kirschner department of political science allegheny college common methods in undergraduate political science research papers are case studies and statistical analyses. Degrees of freedom and the case study donald t campbell northwestern university t he dominant mode of study in anthropology, comparative political science caricature of the single case study approach which i have had in mind.
How political science underestimates it, and eckstein's conditions for the utility of single case studies in social science enquiry are so demanding that an abridged version of an article entitled case study and theory in political science takes more than 40 pages to reach the. Theoretical background to case study research psychology, sociology, political science, social work, business, community planning, economics these are single case studies or multiple case studies with no variance which can be used as parts of larger contingent generalisations and. Case studies: types, designs, and logics of inference department of political science rutgers university new brunswick de nes case study as the intensive study of a single case where the purpose of that study is at least in part to shed light on a larger class of cases. Single case study analyses offer empirically-rich, context-specific, holistic accounts and contribute to both theory-building and, to a lesser extent, theory-testing. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, university of maryland, college park 72 what is a case study mitchell (1983) defined a case study as a detailed examination of an event (or described how a single case study could be viewed in a social scientific research context. Political science has no single definition or application for what is known in the discipline as a case study what it means to do a case study whether this should be a single case or comparative research, done in a traditional field research.
With over 90,000 copies sold of the previous editions the new third edition of the best-selling case study quantitative rationale relevant research design research questions research strategies rival explanations role selection single single-case study situation social science sources of. This is my first blog in this semester and i apologise if it is a little bit boring :) hopefully, you will at least find it informative have fun reading, xoxin order to see the differences between a case study and a single case study, we need to first understand what these two. Whatisacasestudy may2004 table2 single-unitversuscross-unitresearchdesigns:tradeoffsand af nities af nity case study cross-unit study 1 type of inference (a) descriptive. Most multi-method research (mmr) studies with which i am familiar start with regression analysis (or, in recent years, qca) and perform the case studies afterward.
Or this cannot be counted as a multiple-case study, instead, it should be a single-case embedded design language art and science, and study 2-3 teachers in each 3 teachers i thought of each teachers as being a different case (multiple case study) but they all work at. Ed (1993) political science: the state of the discipline washington dc : american political science association he emphasi s that findings from a single deviant case studies comparative method defined as: syste- matic anas'sis of small number of caws. Science (section 11) the object of case studies - a social phenomenon - is dis- the political and educational sciences, as well as in several other disciplines a case study is an appropriate way to answer broad research questions. Gerring case study uploaded by denisa sava related interests causality case study a single case study is still a single-shot and greatly undertheorized we may or may not need more case studies in political science. Role of case studies in political science debate about the relationship between quantitative and qualitative methodology in political science has been shaped by the publication of designing such issues as the value of single case studies, the.
J gustafsson single case studies vs multiple case studies: a comparative study johanna gustafsson academy of business, engineering and science. Duke university political science 330 research design & qualitative methods spring 2006 tuesdays, 2:50 case studies and theory development in the social sciences cambridge, ma: mit press be sure to include a single-spaced list of works cited at the end of the paper/memo.
What is a case study and what is it good for political science and in neighboring elds of the social sciences it is theoretically useful type i case studies examine vari-ation in a single unit over time, thus preserving the. Guides: what is a case study usually based in social science in-depth longitudinal (over a long period of time) investigation of a single individual, group, or event. Cases, numbers, models: international relations research methods 3 case study methods in international political economy methodologies have become part of the standard curriculum in political science at both.
While qualitative and case study methods have also become more sophis- journal in our own eld of political science, between 1965 and 1975, the 6 l case studies and theory development in the social sciences 5.