Experiments are done when an investigator can manipulate behavior directly, precisely and systematically. Based on my original thoughts, I thought five different teachers can be "representative" I am a little afraid to use this word after I take CI and understand the phenomenon in a K school.
He presents four different designs by following matrix: Finally, a case study might allow also generalizations of the findings that can lead to some form of replication nor strictly related to User Entrepreneurship and OSH Mohd Noor Because phenomenon and context are not always distinguishable in real life situations, other technical characteristics, including data collection and data analysis strategies, become the second part of our technical definition of case studies: Or this cannot be counted as a multiple-case study, instead, it should be a "Single-case embedded design" with multiple units of analysis Type 2 design described by Yin?
Merriam was the first book I chose to read. Case studies have a distinctive place in evaluation research. The type of case study employed is exploratory, given the aim to provide information in order to gain new knowledge and to fully understand the problems. Secondly, starting from Arduino, in the next section the search will merely be focused on a qualitative multiple case studies, with the aim to study how OSH users innovate and then commercialized the selected Arduino based projects.
Designing Case Studies The next task is to design your case study. Technology eventually comes from humanity. Everything is very familiar to me. To many times,the case study researcher has been sloppy, has not followed systematically procedures, or has allowed equivocal evidence or biased views to influence the directions of the findings of the conclusions.
A research design is a logical plan for getting from here to there, where here may be defined as the initial set of questions to be answered and there is some set of conclusions answers about these questions.
Secondly, a case study is useful in capturing the emergent and immanent properties of an instable context like OSH that is changing very quickly Hartley In other words you use the case study method because you want to understand a real-life phenomenon in depth, but such understanding encompasses important contextual conditions — because they were highly pertinent to your phenomenon of study e.
Of course this design could be easily changed when I actually begin to find my cases in the future. In fact, after screening the OSH environments, the centrality of Arduino clearly emerged.
This means that more than two cases should be included within the same study because the approach enables comparisons to be made as well as they give the possibility to draw patterns across the cases and obtain more reliability in the overall results Yin For this purpose you need a plan or research design.
My design is five different cases teachers in a single context school. However, if it is this kind of Type 2 design, the case become "the whole iPad initiative" of a school, which seems not match to my research questions.
My design seems cannot be categorized into any of these designs above, instead, it looks like the following picture:This is a book summary of the seminal book on conducting Case Study based research.
The book covers essential topics, such as case-study protocol, essence of single versus multiple cases, and other very useful tips of conducting this very useful research method. Single case studies vs. multiple case studies: A comparative study Johanna Gustafsson Academy of Business, Engineering and Science (Yin, ).
Multiple case studies can be used to either augur contrasting results for qualitative case study methodologies are formed by study design, epitome and selection of methods. As a. Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fourth Edition of Robert K.
Yin’s bestselling text Case Study Research offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool/5(8). CASE STUDY AS A RESEARCH METHOD 1. Outline 1. According to Yin (, p), the case study method is particularly appropriate when the multiple case design.
Every research design for case studies takes, somehow, the context into consideration. 6. 1- Case study typologies 7. The C ASE STUDY is a research method that focuses on understanding the dynamics of single settings. Although it can be used for description and deduction (Yin, ), our focus is on inductive theory development, an application for which the method is.
CASE STUDY RESEARCH Design and Methods Second Edition Robert K. Yin how to design and conduct single-or multiple-case studies to investigate a sociology, political science, business, social work, and planning (Yin, INTRODUCTION 3 ).
Case studies are even found in economics, in which the structure of a given industry, or the .Download