Analytic framework that will be used in the cross-case comparison comparative case studies often incorporate both qualitative and quantitative data given the focus on generating a good understanding of the cases and case context, methods such as fieldwork visits, observation, interviews and document analysis often. Next, we propose a new approach - the comparative case study approach - that attends simultaneously to global, national, and local dimensions of case-based research merriam (1998, p xiii) described qualitative case study as “an intensive, holistic description and analysis of a bounded phenomenon such as a program. Through comparative case studies based on secondary analysis, we examine two contrasting examples of clinical communities in practice – the usa-based michigan keystone icu programme, and the uk-based improving lung cancer outcomes project we focus on three main issues first, both cases were successful in. Comparative case study 373 sources of evidence must be used suspect that this will frequently b uses a number of techniques for g to content analysis-but it is not evidence in order to perform a cas between qualitative and quantita particular distinction between n king et al, 1994) indeed, we fee narrative in form, and they. Book/volume: 30 editor(s): ibne hassan , pervez n ghauri isbn: 978-1-78350- 622-4 eisbn: 978-1-78350-621-7 citation: (2014), comparative case study analysis, in ibne hassan , pervez n ghauri (ed) evaluating companies for mergers and acquisitions (international business and management, volume 30) emerald. Vawg_evaluations_review_dfid_20140626pdf 8 evaluation of the africa regional empowerment and accountability programme, 2014 9 applying qualitative comparative analysis (qca) in the evaluation of complex public health interventions: a case study of a health improvement service for long-term incapacity.
How do you ensure that case studies are representative for the population and not anomalies how do you make sure to avoid bias in selecting the case studies. A case, and what is a case study 'case' is often used in an obfuscating sense and may be defined as place, as institution, as study participants, as unit of analysis, as concept, or even as variable (ragin 1992) in rethinking case study research (bartlett & vavrus, 2017) we offer an alterative. Comparative analysis and case studies mevit 4800 - 09112010 gunn sara enli, associate professor department of media and communication university of oslo 2 department of media and communication plan for lecture ➢ case study ➢ comparative method ➢ participant observation 3 department of media. This paper examines the methodological issues encountered in a comparative case study, which investigated how discourses shaped and legitimated policy maintenance and policy change in germany before and after unification the research strategy involved discourse analysis of party political and parliamentary.
Each context and environment is different the comparative case study can help the evaluator check whether the program theory holds for each different context and environment if implementation differs, the reasons and results can be recorded the opposite is also true, similar patterns across sites can. The findings yin concluded that operationally defining the unit of analysis assists with replication and efforts at case comparison stake (1995) emphasized that the number and type of case studies depends upon the purpose of the inquiry: an instrumental case study is used to provide insight into an issue an intrinsic case. Those contained in statistical analysis, experimental research, and historical studies at the same time, the label comparative method has a standard meaning within the discipline and in the social sciences more broadly: it refers to the methodological issues that arise in the systematic analysis of a small number of cases, or.
Comparative case studies are a non-experimental impact evaluation design, which involves the analysis and synthesis of the similarities, differences and patterns across two or more cases that share a common focus, in order to answer causal questions. Yet, properly constituted, there is no reason that case study results cannot be synthesized with results (p 1137) gained from cross-case analysis, and vice versa my hope, therefore, is that this chapter will contribute to breaking down the boundaries that have separated these rival genres within the subfield of comparative.
There is also potential for confusion among the terms comparative meth- ods, case study methods, and qualitative methods i use the term case study meth- ods to refer to both within-case analysis of single cases and comparisons among a small number of cases, as most case studies involve both kinds of analysis due to.