This book continues to be our first recommendation for all our undergraduate education programmes due to the clarity of its prose, its wonderfully clear structure and the use of excellent examples to illustrate key points. This new edition includes expanded discussions and a very welcome new chapter on research ethics.
I would encourage all my students to make reference to this excellent resource. It provides a thorough, well explained foundation to case study research which will equip the reader to design and carry out their own projects. Thomas includes examples from across a number of disciplines, illustrating how to apply the theory to practice and presenting a clear discussion of how to effectively prepare, conduct, analyse and report research.
This is a very comprehensive text on a case study methodology. It discusses various aspects of case studies and also as a research design, which is rather refreshing.
This is a very user friendly book on Case studies which is becoming an increasingly popular research method/methodology with undergraduates so a must on any research based module reading list
I love the book! It is very comprehensive and helpful for a new, qualitative researcher.
The author offers some wonderful pearls of wisdom and how-to nuggets that will make one or more learners want to know more about conducting qualitative research, case studies, effectively. As the study progresses, the researcher is encouraged to engage the data analysis aspects by using various techniques and programs. CAQDAS programs can help the researcher expedite the processes, efficiently.
Hopefully, decisions will be positive to adopt in Fall 2017...
A beneficial book for students embarking on a research project for the first time.
This publication has been recommended to students on the BA programmes in Education and Lifelong Learning, and Early Childhood Studies. The text is clearly written and provides clear examples of how to plan a case study, linking to current practice.
Note suitable for students at level intended.
This is a straightforward text that offers practical and theoretical information suitable for undrgraduate students.
Essential reading for any real world researcher
Case studies are an important mechanism whereby real world research can be undertaken. This book gives the researcher an insight into the skills required for this type of activity and the methods that can be employed.
This serves as a great complement to research methodology material. It gives attention to an often under-utilized method of inquiry. Comfortable writing style with good balance with examples.
I am working with my students on their dissertation and this text has helped those doing case studies.
The clarity of the writing, the logic of the thinking and the use of examples and step by step approach without dumbing down research processes is just what is needed for students on our programmes who are often getting to grips with the transition into social science ways of thinking.
An accessible and informative book on case study for both undergraduate and postgraduate education students.
Very specific for my research methods course. Very relevant to some, not so useful for others
I will be suggesting this book for the second year of the Diploma instead of the Certificate. It may be more useful to those working on their action research projects.
The text is basic enough for undergraduate students to understand and is particularly helpful in explaining what a case study is and isn't. The idea of seeing a holistic picture also goes a long way in explaining the nature of case studies, i.e. "the essence of good science".
This book provides the 101 of case study design in clear language, compelling design, and -- most importantly -- in high pedagogical quality.
A good text for those considering case study research