Case Studies: answering exam questions

Indicative Content:

  • individual or small group
  • unique or rare
  • examine the abnormal to understand the normal
  • in depth, rich data
  • many research methods: triangulation
  • case histories
  • quantitative and qualitative data
  • primary and secondary data
  • cross-case analysis
  • common themes and trends
  • ideographic approach not nomothetic
  • holistic not reductionist