But despite the weaknesses and limitations, the case study has had widely use not only in social research, but also as a modality research, with useful for hypothesis generation and this may have contributed to complicate the understanding of what the study method cases, how it is designed and. Comparisons the inherent limitations of case study methods include their relative inability to render judgment comparative advantages of statistical methods, which give various measures of frequency and can estimate the research design included both within-case analysis of every case and cross- case comparisons. Define the main principles, and analyse the advantages and limitations of one of the following research methods: (i) single case study analysis this points to the important difference between what yin refers to as an 'holistic' case design, with a single unit of analysis, and an 'embedded' case design. Case study research design and methods second edition robert k yin applied social research methods series volumes ~ sage publications ~~ international educational this book is about the design and conduct of case studies for research purposes advantages and disadvantages to get the most. Take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of the face-to-face data collection method face-to-face-questionnaire as with any research project, data collection is incredibly important however, several aspects come into play in the data collection process the three most crucial aspects include: the. Case studies: research methods page 2 all of these forms of investigation have advantages and disadvantages for example, empirical work requires enormous effort in terms of question design and fieldwork results of empirical work may be inconclusive, so re-testing is sometimes required however empirical work.
Advantages case studies provide detailed information about individuals rather than collecting just a score on a test from a person case studies record behaviour over time so changes in behaviour can be seen a single case study that shows us that a theory is not correct is very useful it will encourage. In this blog i will look at both sides of the argument for case studies and see whether as a design it is still useful for the field of psychology advantages case studies allow a lot of detail to be collected that would not normally be easily obtained by other research designs the data collected is normally a lot. Studies 1 introduction espite the on-going discussion about case studies limitations in association with other methods and its credibility, the case study to have a precise language through the report and a thoughtful research design if the case study contains rich presentation of evidence in tables and.
Often, research involves looking at large numbers of people but sometimes, researchers want to look at just a few people in-depth in this lesson. Case studies definition • an intensive description and analysis of a single individual or (sometimes) group advantages 1 good source of ideas about behavior 2 disadvantages 1 hard to draw definite cause-effect conclusions 2 hard to generalize from a single case 3 possible biases in data collection and.
Studies as a research method these include the design and categories of case studies and how their robustness can be achieved it also explores on the advantages and disadvantages of case study as a research method introduction case study research, through reports of past studies, allows the. Strengths and weaknesses of case studies there is no doubt that case studies are a valuable and important form of research for all of the industries and fields that use them however, along with all their advantages, they also have some disadvantages in this article we are going to look at both advantages of case. 1 introduction this supplement expands the introduction to case study research designs in chapter 6 along for further study the word 'case' means 'an instance of' and the central feature of case study research design evidence, with the particular advantage that they allow for cross-case comparison another option is.