What is a case study?
- is characterized by method triangulation, i.e. a case study uses at least two different data collection methods, sometimes combining both quan and qual
- generally case studies take an ideographic approach
- case studies often allow the researcher to gain a rich and indepth insight into a unique phenomenon (or “case”)
- Sometimes studying an abnormal case in order to learn more for example about the normal
Handouts and note-takers:
Abnormal – Schizophrenia and CBT: carol-bradshaw
case-study-alzheimers An example of a case study about a person with Alzheimers
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17676536 Use of a sense-cam with limbic encephalitis patient.
- Explain why a psychologist may choose to use a case study as their preferred research method (4)
- Complete the answers on the sheet, involves some research into Freud’s case studies: the-case-study IB