Number of pages in the multiple case studies than in the single case studies 1 introduction espite the on-going discussion about case studies limitations in association with other methods and its credibility, the case study method is progressively popular among researchers (thomas, 2011 hyett, kenny. 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 studies intensive study case study method is. The case study method is considered a kind of qualitative analysis (goode, 1962) and has been considered, according to yin (1994, p 10): the weaker brother of the methods of social sciences but despite the weaknesses and limitations, the case study has had widely use not only in social research, but. Case study method this module describes the case study method of descriptive research and its uses learning objectives: define case study research list reasons researchers use the case study method explain the how data is recorded when using the case study method describe the benefits and limitations of using. Learning objectives give examples of when observational studies would be advantageous, and when they would have limitations famous case studies, like that of phineas gage, and researchers using case studies, like jean piaget, have helped establish entire fields of psychology phineas gage helped researchers.
Like other research methodologies within psychology, the case study must produce valid and reliable results in order to be useful for the development of future research distinct advantages and disadvantages are associated with the case study in psychology the case study is sometimes mistaken for the case method, but. Researcher robert k yin defines the case study research method as an empirical inquiry that investigates a contemporary phenomenon within its real-life the issue of whether or not the electronic community network is beneficial in some way to non-profit organizations and what those benefits might be. 2 case study methods: design, use, and comparative advantages andrew bennett there is a growing consensus among social scientists that research pro- grams advance more effectively through the iterative or collaborative use of different research methods than through the use of any one method alone making the. 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 richer and overall, i think that case studies are an important and useful method of data collection, especially in cases of rare phenomena.
Case study method provides grounds for generalization of data for illustrating statistical findings comprehensive it is a comprehensive method of data collection in social research locate deviant cases the deviant cases are these units which behave against the proposed hypothesis so, it locate these. Detailed description of a case study – its definition, some classifications, and several advantages and disadvantages – in approac h in comparison to other types of qualitative research, case studies have been little understood both from a provides a thorough overview of the design and methods in case study research.
Advantages of case study method include data collection and analysis within the context of phenomenon, integration of qualitative and quantitative data in data analysis, and the ability to capture complexities of real-life situations so that the phenomenon can be studied in greater levels of depth case studies do have certain. Results of online surveys and mobile surveys may suffer and differ greatly if important respondents are left out of the research hard-to-reach respondents may be easier to reach using more traditional methods such as paper surveys or face-to-face interviews advanced survey software solutions have.