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A Case for the case study, (ebook)

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A Case for the case study
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A Case for the case study
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Language
eng
Summary
Since the end of World War II, social science research has become increasingly quantitative in nature. A Case for the Case Study provides a rationale for an alternative to quantitative research: the close investigation of single instances of social phenomena. The first section of the book contains an overview of the central methodological issues involved in the use of the case study method. Then, well-known scholars describe how they undertook case study research in order to understand changes in church involvement, city life, gender roles, white-collar crimes, family structure, homelessness, and other types of social experience. Each contributor confronts several key questions: What does the case study tell us that other approaches cannot? To what extent can one generalize from the study of a single case or of a highly limited set of cases? Does case study work provide the basis for postulating broad principles of social structure and behavior? The answers vary, but the consensus is that the opportunity to examine certain kinds of social phenomena in depth enables social scientists to advance greatly our empirical understanding of social life
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Midwest
Dewey number
301.01
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Feagin, Joe R
  • Orum, Anthony M
  • Sjoberg, Gideon
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  • Sociology
  • Social sciences
  • Case method
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adult
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A Case for the case study, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469621401
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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MWT11820859
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remote
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11820859
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MWT11820859
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A Case for the case study, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469621401
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11820859
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11820859
System control number
MWT11820859
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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