How to do your Case Study: A Guide for Students and Researchers

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9780857025623: How to do your Case Study: A Guide for Students and Researchers

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Gary Thomas is a professor of education at the University of Birmingham. His teaching and research have focused on inclusion, special education and research methodology in education, with a particular focus on case study. He has co-edited the International Journal of Research and Method in Education and the British Educational Research Journal and is currently executive editor of Educational Review. Follow Gary’s observations on social research on Twitter @garyhowto. 

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This particular text will replace a few "classics" on my shelf, and I plan to use the book when teaching my methodology courses. -- P. Taylor Webb * Educational Review * This very readable and well crafted book should significantly advance thinking about the conduct of case study research. It impressively demonstrates, through well-selected examples, the uses of case studies within a wide range of disciplines and practical fields of study and dispels some popular misconceptions of this research genre in the process.John ElliotEmeritus Professor of Education, University of East Anglia All chapters are clearly structured but with an eye for presenting variations of research designs, purposes, approaches, data collections and tools for analysis across applied social sciences and humanities. The chapters are written in a lively, engaged and personal manner - though highly academic and structured in their argumentation at the same time - and as a nice student-friendly communicative feature, each chapter finishes with a short section called "If you only take one thing from this chapter, take this..."... I can recommend Thomas' book as an inspiring and systematic companion to think and discuss with, where there is tolerance towards the wonderful variability of doing qualitative research.Bente HalkierRoskilde University

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