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  Lakehead Core 2002

Case study research:

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.

Suggested Readings:

Yin, R.K. (1984) Case study research: Design and methods. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

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