A case study is often criticised for the risk that a researcher have a subjective interpretation of the data. This paper has the ambition to analyse how to choose the right angles in case studies to prove that you made a reliable case study. The most highlighted in this case study will be case study methodology. It will also be about what you should think about as a researcher in order to stay as objective as possible. By analysing and comparing the interpretations of different sources, the answer was that there are many things to consider as a researcher to understand how to choose the right angles. There are things to consider before and during the case study. The result after examining various sources was that you have to be precise and clear in a case study. The method description should be as clear as possible so that others will be able to perform the test. Subjective interpretations should not be taken with. The key is to choose an objective interpretation and highlight different perspectives to get a reliable case study.
Why are case studies boring? : what elements makes a case study boring and what makes it interesting?Stenberg, Anneli January 2016 (has links)
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Poth, Cheryl-Anne N.
24 April 2008
In this thesis I describe a research study to further our understanding of the role of the evaluator as a facilitator of evaluative inquiry within organizations. I assumed dual roles as both the evaluator and the evaluation-use researcher to examine the effect of my behaviour on the evaluation of a dynamic organization. My approach as the evaluator was influenced by a decade of experience as a practising evaluator and by the insights I gained from my readings of organizational theory and three evaluation theories responsive, participatory, and developmental. My study of the nature, quality, and consequences of the evaluator/stakeholder interactions while participating in the process was anchored by approaches from the fields of educational research and organizational theory informed by complexity science. Using data generated from modifying the traditional case study method, including reflective journal entries related to my decision-making process, I generated critical episodes as a way of understanding the circumstances surrounding shifts in my behaviour. My iterative analysis of the critical episodes and the insights gained from them enabled me to track the transformations of the six personal evaluation principles that guided my evaluator approach and led to the creation of a seventh principle. The cross-case analysis revealed the evaluation process as a non-linear progression whereby the evaluator and the individual stakeholders engaged in establishing trust, fostering collaborations, and promoting learning. This study contributes three implications for evaluation practice including providing empirical data on what it means for an evaluator and individual stakeholder to develop close engagement through evaluative inquiry, bringing to the forefront the value of systematic and purposeful reflection as a means of enhancing the quality of this engagement, and pointing to the importance for evaluators continually integrating past experiences and new theoretical frameworks with understandings gleaned from close engagement. Finally, I posit a new approach documenting the complexity of the influence of the evaluator on shaping organizational and program development within the dynamic context. / Thesis (Ph.D, Education) -- Queen's University, 2008-04-23 13:48:32.287
22 June 2007
Rozeck-Allen, Tamara Lynn
16 November 2011
This study explores the transfonnational processes ofwomen leaving the sex trade. It discerns what interpersonal and intrapersonal transitions foster a sense of personal expansion and transfonnation in leaving the sex trade. The co-researchers consisted of four women who had left sex trade work. Phenomenology and narrative inquiry served as theoretical and methodological . frameworks that guided the study. In addition, thematic analysis was utilized specifically to isolate metathemes and themes within the data. What was important to the coresearchers in their transfonnational processes was as complex and unique as their personal histories and experiences. However, overarching similarities emerged from the co-researchers narratives. The metathemes distinguished in the data were understanding history, self/identity, building relationships, sexuality, economic viability, and triggers. Future considerations for further research include having a larger sample, representing male experiences of transfonnation, and interviewing co-researchers two years following the initial interview. / Graduate
The time and process used to write a case study depends on several factors. There are different things to consider to save time and to make the process easier. First of all the author might need a certain skillset and experience. Second is to understand the importance of being prepared. It takes much time to write a case study and if the preparations are not taken in seriously consideration it may jeopardize the whole study. A deadline and timeline for the process is necessary to control the outcome. Normally the process involves a case study release form and a success letter where the last approval is made before the publication of the case study is done.
Louw, I, Zuber-Skeritt,
01 September 2009
Leadership development in higher education is of vital importance to South Africa’s future. We present a case study that focuses on a leadership development programme (LDP) through action learning and action research (ALAR) for women academics in South Africa during 2000 and 2001. It identifies the effects of the LDP on participants five years after the programme. The evaluation process encouraged participants to reflect on their own learning, research growth and leadership capabilities, and on how they may further develop their practice and career. Reflecting on this evaluation, we have conceptualized the results and developed process models of leadership deve lopment through action research. These models may be used as a framework for designing, conducting and evaluating leadership or other professional development programmes in higher education.
"It Took My Brain Away": a Developmental Contextual Case Study of a Child With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderNatili, Suzanne Elizabeth 22 May 1998 (has links)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the life of one child who has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The definition of ADHD has become very broad and many children are being treated according to the label of ADHD. This study investigated the life of one eight year old boy from conception until present in order to understand the child as an individual. The research was framed in developmental contextualism and developmentally appropriate practice in a case study approach. In depth interviews and observations formed the data for the case. The study case demonstrated the need to focus on the child as an individual, and not just the label of ADHD. Recommendations were made for parenting and teaching, as well as for future research. / Master of Science
Rahim, R.R., Husain, A., Tobin, Desmond J., Lawrence, C.M.
No / Hair repigmentation is a rare event. Generalized repigmentation of age-related grey or white hair has been reported after inflammatory processes; patchy repigmentation is even more unusual. We report an 82-year-old woman who developed a patch of pigmented hair arising within an underlying solar lentigo within her uniformly grey hair. Two years later this progressed into a desmoplastic melanoma with associated lentigo maligna-like epidermal changes.
Nagila, Humphrey Bwire
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) / Petroleum is undoubtedly one of the most valuable commodities in the world with an annual production worth billions of dollars, and an attempt to relate it to the slow economic performance of a country may seem far-fetched. Studies on sub-Saharan countries that produce oil have often viewed the country’s ability to govern oil from an institutionalist lens. This Thesis aims to explore the governance and management of oil resources in African states since this is the focal point between the oil-rich countries and the international community. By using a political settlement framework, I seek to further the “resource curse” discourse by challenging the new institutionalist theory which fails to adequately address the Dutch disease problem. I compare the political settlement between Ghana and Kenya and explore the dynamics of power and politics and how this relationship shapes the functionality of institutions. My analysis of the current political settlement in Kenya that is dynamic in nature, suggests that acceptable levels of elite commitment and bureaucratic capability are unlikely to be reached hence making Kenya prone to the Dutch Disease.
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