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Embedded Case Study Methods: Integrating Quantitative and by Roland W. Scholz

By Roland W. Scholz

Bridging the distance among quantitative and qualitative ways, this e-book provides equipment for interrelating and integrating the variables, findings, and reviews from the elements of the case (i.e., diversified views of inquiry corresponding to player remark, open-ended interviews, etc.) or subunits of case inquiry. utilizing case examples from 5 varied disciplines (neuropsychology, schooling, legislations, company, and environmental sciences), the authors exhibit the reader how one can use the embedded case layout to augment synthesis and information integration. The authors percentage their extensive wisdom of the philosophy of technology to give an explanation for the explanation at the back of every one step of embedded case designs, and recap every one clarification with proposal recaps referred to as "lessons to be learned." furthermore, they comprise quite a few bins that provide statistical types for doing the research. This e-book bargains readers a cosmopolitan method of integrating combined equipment in case studies.

 

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The icon is a metaphorical reference to a round table. Each party usually has different values, preferences, and issues in mind. In order to attain an appropriate, acceptable solution, these plans and perspectives should be integrated. Thus, one variant of knowledge integration is the mediation of different interests. Initially, the interests are inherent to the case. However, the study team may extract or classify certain interest groups. Then, the recording and mediation of interest groups can become the subject of one or more different subprojects.

Software data consist of the biography and the behavior observed. Because the case analyst has to be able to investigate both types, he or she has to consider and integrate endogene and exogene impact factors. Thus, we usually have an embedded case study design. b The dynamics of a case allow for causal analysis. Sometimes, a case is observed over a long period of time, An explanatory case design describes the dynamics of a case and its cause-and-effectrelationship. b Real cases are unique. A real case is unique in that the phenomenology, biography, and biology of two patients will never be totally identical.

The thesis and its antithesis). According to the Hegelian perspective, through synthesis, the inquirer approaches truth in a dialectical way. Note that synthesis incorporates certain aspects of the different world models, resulting in a new, larger model. Choosing the Strategy for Knowledge Integration It is important to understand that none of the types of synthesis introduced is the “right” one. For many well-defined problems in the natural sciences, there are strong models and even pure cases that allow for a close-to-model demonstration.

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