Case Study. Lisa Hatfield, Kirk Lee, and Marcus Wenzel. What is it?. Qualitative method of research Explores real-life, complex, situated relationships; studies a bounded system over time (this is the case) Uses in-depth data collection with many sources. When should you use it?.
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Lisa Hatfield, Kirk Lee, and Marcus Wenzel
Qualitative method of research
Explores real-life, complex, situated relationships; studies a bounded system over time (this is the case)
Uses in-depth data collection with many sources
When you’re asking questions of why and how
-provide in-depth exploration of a case
When you want to include context
-focus studies on program, event, or activity
When you may be a participant in the study
-unusual & has merit-ex: bilingual education
Can provide rich information from multiple sources; information can be triangulated
Conclusions may be transferable to other situations
If you are asking more “what” questions
If you want only empirical data
If you want to generalize your conclusions
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