Case study

Ray, Robin, Taylor, Judy, and Preston, Robyn (2018) Case study. In: Goodyear-Smith, Felicity, and Mash, Bob, (eds.) How to do Primary Care Research. WONCA Family Medicine . CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, USA, pp. 233-240.

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website:


Case study is a research design linked with mixed methods and qualitative approaches to research that enables a rich, in-depth exploration of the phenomena of interest within a recognisable boundary such as a person, community, institution or diagnostic group. As a design, it defines what will be studied more than how the phenomena will be studied. Case study research involves a detailed understanding of the complexities of a single case or multiple cases as they occur in the context of real life over time. Methods already discussed in this book, including observation/ethnography, interviews, surveys and clinical audits, are used in case study research. When considering the reason for using a case study design, Stake takes a qualitative, constructivist perspective, seeking to make sense of what is happening rather than applying statistical methods to identify causal factors. From this subjective standpoint, three types of case study can be considered; intrinsic, instrumental and collective.

Item ID: 56132
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-1-138-49958-4
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2018 02:30
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 2
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page