Case Study Method and Research Design: Flexibility or Availability for the Novice Researcher?

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Carter, Susan. 2020. "Case Study Method and Research Design: Flexibility or Availability for the Novice Researcher?" van Rensburg, Henriette and O'Neill, Shirley (ed.) Inclusive Theory and Practice in Special Education. Hershey, United States. IGI Global. pp. 301-326
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Case Study Method and Research Design: Flexibility or Availability for the Novice Researcher?

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID2177
Book TitleInclusive Theory and Practice in Special Education
Authors
AuthorCarter, Susan
Editorsvan Rensburg, Henriette and O'Neill, Shirley
Page Range301-326
SeriesAdvances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education
Chapter Number15
Number of Pages26
Year2020
PublisherIGI Global
Place of PublicationHershey, United States
ISBN9781799829010
9781799829041
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-2901-0.ch015
Web Address (URL)https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/case-study-method-and-research-design/247526
Abstract

Case study is prominent in qualitative research literature, yet the methodologists do not have a full consensus on whether it is an approach, a method, a methodology or a design. Perhaps this flexibility contributes to ambiguity for the burgeoning researcher. The works of prominent methodologists, namely Robert Yin, Sharan Merriam, Robert Stake are explored as I attempt define case study and then explain how I have utilised ‘An Interactive Model of Research Design’ (Maxwell, 2009) as a ‘road map’ for engaging case study to investigate current practices in inclusivity and wellbeing. My contribution is to be a provocateur and explore the question: how do you surface deep knowledge in your interview participants? This chapter is designed to contribute knowledge to the field of research, specifically methodological information for the novice researcher considering using case study as a research method. Dually this chapter seeks to bring into focus examples of case study method applied to explore inclusion and wellbeing.

KeywordsCase study methodology, inclusion, research design
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390299. Education policy, sociology and philosophy not elsewhere classified
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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