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Description - Case Study Research by John Gerring

Case Study Research: Principles and Practices aims to provide a general understanding of the case study method as well as specific tools for its successful implementation. These tools can be utilized in all fields where the case study method is prominent, including business, anthropology, communications, economics, education, medicine, political science, social work, and sociology. Topics include the definition of a 'case study,' the strengths and weaknesses of this distinctive method, strategies for choosing cases, an experimental template for understanding research design, and the role of singular observations in case study research. It is argued that a diversity of approaches - experimental, observational, qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic - may be successfully integrated into case study research. This book breaks down traditional boundaries between qualitative and quantitative, experimental and nonexperimental, positivist and interpretivist.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521676564
ISBN-10: 0521676568
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 278
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Gerring

John Gerring is currently associate professor of political science at Boston University, where he teaches courses on methodology and comparative politics. His books include Party Ideologies in America, 1828-1996 (1998), Social Science Methodology: A Criterial Framework (2001), Global Justice: A Prioritarian Manifesto (under review), and Centripetalism: A Theory of Democratic Governance (under review).

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