The SAGE Handbook of Case-Based Methods
- David Byrne - University of Durham, UK
- Charles C Ragin - University of California, Irvine, USA
Case-based methods have a long history in the social sciences. They are extensively used and raise many practical and theoretical questions. This book provides a comprehensive, critical examination of case-oriented research. It offers concrete proposals about the best research methods and provides an unparalleled guide to the emergence and complexity of the field.
- Situates the reader in the essential theoretical and practical issues
- Demonstrates the unity and diversity of case-oriented research through an examination of case-based methods
- Distinguishes between case-based and case study research
- Elucidates the philosophical issues around case based methods
- Relates case-based work to the constellation of social theory and theories of research methods
This is a comprehensive text on case based methods and one that will improve the students knowledge and understanding of the different forms of case based methodologies and approaches.
this is a comprehensive detailed text that is a little difficult to read. The presentation of the text is in columns like a newspaper, which combined with the small font makes it difficult to read. Some very specific chapters, which if applicable make this a worthy addition, for example three chapter on typologies and cluster analysis. However many chapters are not that relevant as they are so specific. Selected reading only.
A very useful book for one of the most used research methods in education.
This is an excellent book for an experienced researcher. Unfortunately for my MA HRM/D their final research project is often the first time they have been exposed to primary research at case level. This book is too detailed for my students.
This is a really useful and practical text for any student embarking upon, or using, case-based research.
The multiprofessional approach to the Sage Handbook of Case-Based Methods is constructed clearly. The nuances and potential complexities around undertaking case-based research are explored in a logical manner.
This is a very useful anthology for either specialists/critics of case-based methods, or for doctoral students who need to contextualize and defend a specific method in relation to alternatives. It is dense but readable: and essential book for every university library that will have a long shelf life. I think the author index needs revision so that it includes all authors cited in the individual chapters.
This is an essential book for the case-based methods and a very useful manual for a more introductory course in social research methods.
In my opinion this was just a difficult book to read and it was did not deliver on content from what I had expected from the title and the table of contents.