Case Study Method : Key Issues, Key Texts Paperback
Edited by Roger Gomm, Martyn Hammersley, Peter Foster
This is the most comprehensive guide to the current uses and importance of case study methods in social research.
The editors bring together key contributions from the field which reflect different interpretations of the purpose and capacity of case study research.
The address issues such as: the problem of generalizing from study of a small number of cases; and the role of case study in developing and testing theories.
The editors offer in-depth assessments of the main arguments.
An annotated bibliography of the literature dealing with case study research makes this an exhaustive and indispensable guide. 'This is a worthwhile book which will be useful to readers.
It collects together key sources on a topic which is a "hardy perennial", guaranteeing its relevance for academics, researchers, and students on higher level methods programmes.
The editorial contributions are by well-known authorities in the field, are carefully-constructed, and take a clear position.
I would certainly want this book on my shelf' - Nigel Fielding, University of Surrey
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
- Publication Date: 17/10/2000
- Category: Social research & statistics
- ISBN: 9780761964148