Case Study Research in Practice explores the theory and practice of case study research.
Helen Simons draws on her extensive experience of teaching and conducting case study to provide a comprehensive and practical account of how to design, conduct and communicate case study research.
It addresses questions often raised by students and common misconceptions about case research.
In four sections the book covers- Rationale, concept and design of case study research- Methods, ethics and reflexivity in case study- Interpreting, analyzing and reporting the case- Generalizing and theorizing in case study researchRich with 'tales from the field' and summary memos as an aide-memoire to future action, the book provides fresh insights and challenges for researchers to guide their practice of case study research. This is an ideal text for those studying and conducting case study research in education, health and social care, and related social science disciplines. Helen Simons is Professor Emeritus of Education University of Southampton