A Case for the Case Study

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Since the end of World War II, social science research has become increasingly quantitative in nature. A Case for the Case Study provides a rationale for an alternative to quantitative reserach: the close investigation of single instances of social phenomena.

The first section of the book contains an overview of the central methodological issues involved in the use of the case study method. Then, well-known scholars describe how they undertook case study research in order to undersand changes in church involvement, city life, gender roles, white-collar crimes, family structure, homelessness, and other types of social experience. Each contributor contronts several key questions: What does the case study tell us that other approaches cannot? To what extent can one generalize from the study of a single case or of a highly limited set of cases? Does case study work provide the basis for postulating broad principles of social structure and behavior? The answers vary, but the consensus is that the opportunity to examine certain kinds of social phenomena in depth enables social scientists to advance greatly our empirical understanding of social life.

The contributors are Leon Anderson, Howard M. Bahr, Theodore Caplow, Joe R. Feagin, Gilbert Geis, Gerald Handel, Anthonly M. Orum, Andree F. Sjoberg, Gideon Sjoberg, David A. Snow, Ted R. Vaughan, R. Stephen Warner, Christine L. Williams, and Norma Williams.

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"A feisty manifesto for the extended, qualitative, sociologically informed study of interesting cases, the sort of 'book sociology' that has been elbowed aside in our time by 'article sociology.' The authors are ready to tell us not just what to do but how to do it, and they speak with the considerable authority of their own accomplishments in the genre. How their attempt to reclaim this neglected and devalued heritage is received will itself be an interesting case, for the sociology of sociology."--John Shelton Reed, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Since the end of World War II, social science research has become increasingly quantitative in nature. A Case For Case Study provides a rationale for an alternative to quantitative research; the close investigation of single instances of social phenomena.

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