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The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods

David Byrne University of Durham
Charles C Ragin University of California, Irvine
© 2009   560 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
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Paperback ISBN: 9781446270448 £29.99
Hardcover ISBN: 9781412930512 £110.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781446206669

Case-based methods have a long history in the social sciences. They are extensively used and raise many practical and theoretical questions. This book provides a comprehensive, critical examination of case-oriented research. It offers concrete proposals about the best research methods and provides an unparalleled guide to the emergence and complexity of the field.

The Handbook:

- Situates the reader in the essential theoretical and practical issues;

- Demonstrates the unity and diversity of case-oriented research through an examination of case-based methods;

- Distinguishes between case-based and case study research;

- Elucidates the philosophical issues around case based methods;

- Examines case-based work in the context of both social theory and theories of research methods.

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