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Case Study Research

Four Volume Set


© 2006 | 1 664 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Case study research has a long and varied history within and beyond the social sciences. This collection brings together the key articles on this method from the full range of social science disciplines: sociology, political science, policy and public administration studies, law, social work, anthropology, community and urban studies, business and management studies, economics and psychology. The foundations and debates central to this method are exhaustively covered.

The first volume covers the early influential statements and examples of case study research. The following three volumes explore issues pertaining to the generalizability of this method, the meaning of 'case', the appropriate methods for collecting data and how case study research enables 'understanding' and 'explanation'. Together they form the most comprehensive collection of articles available in this important research method.

 
VOLUME ONE
 
PART ONE: CLASSIC ARTICLES IN THE FOUNDING OF THE CASE STUDY TRADITION
Clifford R Shaw
Case Study Method
Ernest W Burgess
Statistics and Case Studies as Methods of Sociological Research
Charles H Cooley
Case Study of Small Institutions as a Method of Research
Stuart A Queen
Round Table on the Case Study Method of Sociological Research
Katharine Jocher
The Case Study Method in Social Research
Dorothy C Kahn
The Limitations of Domestic Discord Case Records for Research
Joanna C Colcord
A Study of the Techniques of the Social Case Work Interview
Robert E Park
Murder and the Case Study Method
Herbert Blumer
Science without Concepts
Howard Becker
Teaching and Research Culture Case Study and Ideal-Typical Method
With Special Reference to Max Weber  
Alfred R Lindesmith
A Sociological Theory of Drug Addiction
Samual A Stouffer
Notes on the Case Study and the Unique Case
George A Lundberg
Case Study versus Statistical Methods
An Issue Based on Misunderstanding  
Paul B Foreman
The Theory of Case Studies
Donald R Cressey
Criminal Violation of Financial Trust
 
PART TWO: CASES IN ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE ETHNOGRAPHIC TRADITION
Conrad M Arensberg
The Community-Study Method
Horace Miner
Body Ritual among the Nacirema
Max Gluckman
Ethnographic Data in British Social Anthropology
Fred Eggan
Ethnographic Data in Social Anthropology in the United States
G Kingsley Garbett
The Analysis of Social Situations
James Clifford
On Ethnographic Authority
Brian Wynne
Knowledge in Context
Francoise Zonabend
The Monograph in European Ethnography
Alan Irwin, P Simmons and G Walker
Faulty Environments and Risk Reasoning
The Local Understanding of Industrial Hazards  
 
PART THREE: THE SCOPE AND LIMITS OF GENERALIZATION AND CAUSAL EXPLANATION IN CASE STUDY RESEARCH
W S Robinson
The Logical Structure of Analytic Induction
W S Robinson
Rejoinder to Comments on 'The Logical Structure of Scientific Induction
Alfred R Lindesmith
Comment on W S Robinson's 'The Logical Structure of Analytic Induction
S Kirson Weinberg
Comment on W S Robinson's 'The Logical Structure of Analytic Induction
Ralph H Turner
The Quest of Universals in Sociological Research
Howard S Becker
Problems of Inference and Proof in Participant Observation
Mary M Kennedy
Generalizing from Single Case Studies
Charles C McClintock, Diane Brannon and Steven Maynard-Moody
Applying the Logic of Sample Surveys to Qualitative Case Studies
The Case Cluster Method  
Robert K Yin
The Case Study as a Serious Research Strategy
Robert E Stake and Deborah J Turnbull
Narrative Generalization
J Clyde Mitchell
Case and Situation Analysis
Jacques Hamel
On the Status of Singularity in Sociology
 
VOLUME TWO
 
PART FOUR: CASE STUDIES IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
Robert E Stake
The Case Study Method in Social Inquiry
Lawrence Stenhouse
Case Study and Case Records
Towards a Contemporary History of Education  
Lawrence Stenhouse
The Study of Samples and the Study of Cases
Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
Portraits of Exemplary Secondary School
George Washington Carver Comprehensive High School  
William E Bickel
Effective Schools
Knowledge Dissemination, Inquiry  
Robert Donmoyer
The Principle as Prime Mover
Robert E Herriott and William A Firestone
Multiple Qualitative Policy Research
Optimizing Description and Generalizability  
David H Tripp
Case Study Generalization
An Agenda for Action  
Helen Simons
The Paradox of Case Study
 
PART FIVE: CASE STUDIES IN MEDICINE AND MENTAL HEALTH
J B Chassan
Statistical Inference and the Single Case in Clinical Design
Robert N Butler
The Life Review
An Interpretation of Reminiscence in the Aged  
Robert K Yin
Face Recognition by Brain Injured Patients
A Dissociable Ability?  
Henry L Bennett
Remembering Drinks Orders
The Memory Skills of a Cocktail Waitress  
Hilary Dickenson
Accounting for Augustus Lamb
Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Biography and Historical Sociology  
Christopher Adamson
Existential and Clinical Uncertainty in the Medical Encounter
An Idographic Account of an Illness Trajectory defined by Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Avascular Necrosis  
David Rier
The Missing Voice of the Critically Ill
A Medical Sociologist's First-Person Account  
Devika Chawla
Two Journeys
 
VOLUME THREE
 
PART SIX: CASE STUDY RESEARCH IN PLANNING AND POLICY STUDIES
Robert K Yin and Karen A Heald
Using the Case Study Method to Analyze Policy Studies
Deborah A Auger
The Politics of Revitalization in Gentrifying Neighbourhoods
The Case of Boston's South End  
Robert K Yin
The Case Study Crisis
Some Answers  
Duane Windsor and George Greavias
The Public Policy and Management Program for Case/Course Development
Charles C McClintock
Process Sampling
A Method for Case Study Research on Administrative Behaviour  
Nick L Smith
Cautions on the Use of Investigative Case Studies in Meta-Evaluation
Robert Agranoff and Beryl A Radin
The Comparative Case Study Approach in Public Administration
Robert K Yin
The Case Study Method as a Tool for Doing Evaluation
 
PART SEVEN: CASE STUDY RESEARCH IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
Donald T Campbell
Degrees of Freedom and the Case Study
Arend Lijphart
The Comparable Cases Strategy in Comparative Research
Theda Skocpol
Rentier State and Shi'a Islam in the Iranian Revolution
Nikki R Keddie
Comments on Skocpol
Eqbal Ahmad
Comments on Skocpol
Walter L Goldfrank
Commentary on Skocpol
William H Sewell
Ideologies and Social Revolutions
Reflections on the French Case  
Theda Skocpol
Cultural Idioms and Political Ideologies in the Revolutionary Reconstruction of State Power
A Rejoinder to Sewell  
J Craig Jenkins
Resource Mobilization Theory and the Study of Social Movements
Elizabeth Nichols
Skocpol on Revolution
Comparative Analysis versus Historical Conjuncture  
Theda Skocpol
Analyzing Causal Configurations in History
A Rejoinder to Nichols  
 
VOLUME FOUR
 
PART EIGHT: CASE STUDY RESEARCH IN BUSINESS, WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES
William Foote Whyte and S Garfield
The Collective Bargaining Process
William Foote Whyte
Advancing Scientific Knowledge through Participatory Action Research
Michael Burawoy
The Extended Case Method
R Walton and M Gaffney
Research, Action and Participation
Gregory Hooks
The Rise of the Pentagon and U S State Building
The Defence Programme as Industrial Policy  
 
PART NINE: BIOGRAPHY, LIFE HISTORY AND CASE STUDY METHOD
Jeff Todd Titon
The Life Story
Bertram Cohler
The Human Studies and Life History
Andrew M Boxer and Bertram Cohler
The Life Course of Gay and Lesbian Youth
An Immodest Proposal for the Study of Lives  
Mary Evans
Reading Lives
How the Personal Might Be Social  
Michael Erben
The Problem of Other Lives
Social Perspectives on Written Biography  
Pam Cotterill and Gayle Letherby
Weaving Stories
Personal Auto/Biographies in Feminist Research  
Robin Humphrey
Life Stories and Social Careers
Ageing and Social Life in an Ex-Mining Town  
 
PART TEN: RE-EVALUATIONS OF THE CASE STUDY METHOD
Jennifer Platt
What Can Case Studies Do?
Kathleen M Eisenhardt
Building Theories from Case Study Research
Randy Stoecker
Evaluating and Rethinking the Case Study
Jacques Hamel
The Case Method in Sociology - Introduction
New Theoretical and Methodological Issues  
Randell Collins
The Romanticism of Agency/Structure versus the Analysis of Micro/Macro
Stanley Lieberson
Einstein, Renoir and Greeley
Evidence in Sociology  

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ISBN: 9781412903837