Case study research

Jan Reed, Charlotte Clarke

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


-Case study research explores a phenomenon in its context and assumes that this context is of significance to the phenomenon. -It is a flexible and holistic approach to research design in which data collection is shaped by the boundaries of the case being studied. -A critical step is to define the case, making sure that it illustrates the issue under investigation. -Insider knowledge of the context, or at least the ability to access it, is important in shaping the sampling and data collection methods. -The ability to transfer knowledge beyond the case is important in developing high-quality case study research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Research Process in Nursing, 6th Edition
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages548
ISBN (Print)978-1405190480
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010


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