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Case Study Method

Key Issues, Key Texts

Roger Gomm
Martyn Hammersley The Open University
Peter Foster
© 2000   288 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
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Paperback ISBN: 9780761964148 £25.99
Hardcover ISBN: 9780761964131 £94.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781446275696
Other Titles in: Qualitative Research
This is the most comprehensive guide to the current uses and importance of case study methods in social research. The editors bring together key contributions from the field which reflect different interpretations of the purpose and capacity of case study research. The address issues such as: the problem of generalizing from study of a small number of cases; and the role of case study in developing and testing theories.

The editors offer in-depth assessments of the main arguments. An annotated bibliography of the literature dealing with case study research makes this an exhaustive and indispensable guide.

`This is a worthwhile book which will be useful to readers. It collects

together key sources on a topic which is a "hardy perennial", guaranteeing

its relevance for academics, researchers, and students on higher level

methods programmes. The editorial contributions are by well-known

authorities in the field, are carefully-constructed, and take a clear

position. I would certainly want this book on my shelf' - Nigel Fielding, University of Surrey

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