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The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

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June 2009 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Case-based methods have a long history in the social sciences. They are extensively used and raise many practical and theoretical questions. This book provides a comprehensive, critical examination of case-oriented research. It offers concrete proposals about the best research methods and provides an unparalleled guide to the emergence and complexity of the field.

The Handbook:

- Situates the reader in the essential theoretical and practical issues;

- Demonstrates the unity and diversity of case-oriented research through an examination of case-based methods;

- Distinguishes between case-based and case study research;

- Elucidates the philosophical issues around case based methods;

- Examines case-based work in the context of both social theory and theories of research methods.

David Byrne
INTRODUCTION: Case-Based Methods: Why We Need Them; What They Are; How to Do Them
David L Harvey
Complexity and Case
Lars Mjøset
The Contextualist Approach to Social Science Methodology
Bob Carter and Alison Sealey
Reflexivity, Realism and the Process of Casing
Malcolm Williams and Wendy Dyer
Single-Case Probabilities
David Byrne
Complex Realist and Configurational Approaches to Cases: A Radical Synthesis
Typologies - Ways of Sorting Things Out

Colin Elman
Explanatory Typologies in Qualitative Analysis
Emma Uprichard
Introducing Cluster Analysis: What Can It Teach Us about the Case?
Dianne Phillips and John Phillips
Visualizing Types: The Potential of Correspondence Analysis
Emma Whelan
How Classification Works, Or Doesn't: The Case of Chronic Pain
Quantitative Approaches to Case Based Methods
Ray Kent
Case-Centred Methods and Quantitative Analysis
Gisèle De Meur and Alain Gottcheiner
The Logic and Assumptions of MDSO - MSDO Designs
Benoît Rihoux and Bojana Lobe
The Case for Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA): Adding Leverage for Thick Cross-Case Comparison
Ronald L Breiger
On the Duality of Cases and Variables: Correspondence Analysis (CA) and Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
David Byrne
Using Cluster Analysis, Qualitative Comparative Analysis and NVivo in Relation to the Establishment of Causal Configurations with Pre-existing Large N Datasets: Machining Hermeneutics
Qualitative Approaches to Case-Based Research
Nigel Fielding and Richard Warnes
Computer-Based Qualitative Methods in Case-Study Research
Seán Ó Riain
Extending the Ethnographic Case Study
Gary Goertz and James Mahoney
Scope in Case-Study Research
Nick Emmel and Kahryn Hughes
Small-N Access Cases to Refine Theories of Social Exclusion and Access to Socially Excluded Individuals and Groups
Fred Carden
Using Comparative Data: A Systems Approach to a Multiple Case Study
Edwin Amenta
Making the Most of an Historical Case Study: Configuration, Sequence, Casing, and the US Old-Age Pension Movement
John Walton
Poetry and History: The Case for Literary Evidence
Paul Downward and Joseph Riordan
Social Interactions and the Demand for Sport: Cluster Analysis in Economics
James Mahoney and P Larkin Terrie
The Proper Relationship of Comparative-Historical Analysis to Statistical Analysis: Subordination, Integration or Separation?
Peer C Fiss
Case Studies and the Configurational Analysis of Organizational Phenomena
Frances Griffiths
The Case in Medicine
Sue Dopson, Ewan Ferlie, Louise Fitzgerald and Louise Locock
Team-Based Aggregation of Qualitative Case Study Data in Health Care Contexts: Challenges and Learning
Pip Bevan
Working with Cases in Development Contexts: Some Insights from an Outlier
Wendy Olsen
Non-Nested and Nested Cases in a Socioeconomic Village Study
David Byrne, Wendy Olsen and Sandra Duggan
Causality and Interpretation in Qualitative Policy-Related Research
Charles C Ragin
Reflections on Casing and Case-Oriented Research

excellent text

Ms Catherine O'Reilly
Education, Instititute of Public Administration
June 24, 2013

An excellent text comprehensively discusses the variety of approaches used within case based research. Strongly recommend to active researchers and those interested in pursuing doctoral studies.

Miss Tracey Barnfather
Midwifery Division, Northampton University
June 7, 2013

For those interested in case study work this is a useful and informative text.

Dr Lisa Newson
School of Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University
June 6, 2013

A very useful and thought-provoking book, but a little too sophisticated for potential use with my students (although I will be using it in my own research). I was a little surprised that no reference or use is made of Michael Bassey's work (and his excellent book on case study research), but this is a good starting point for exploring case study research.

Mr Michael Inglis
School of Education, Leeds University
May 20, 2013

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