One of the most useful methods employed in educational
research is the case study. The method is particularly relevant because much
research in education is based in the particular and is thus very difficult
to generalize. Additionally, there are so many interesting things to
research that are not amenable to 'scientific' research methods. However,
the case study method is not without its vocal critics. This session will
deal with the issues raised by case studies with regard to such issues as
validity, reliability, trustworthiness and so on, as well as features of
case studies that must be addressed if/when one is conducting them.
Yin, R.K. (1984) Case study research: Design and methods. Beverly Hills,
Will be placed on Reserve.