ERIC Number: ED202868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Recommendations for Those Considering the Support of Naturalistic Case-Study Research.
Stake, Robert E.
The Case Studies in Science Education (CSSE) is a large multi-site case study project with strong obligation for cross-site assimilation and interpretation. Researchers who prepared the CSSE for the National Science Foundation met in retrospective conference in April, 1980. Among other things they discussed the scarcity of guidelines for solicitation and review of proposals for naturalistic case study research. A subgroup of them later prepared recommendations for writing a request for proposals (RFP), reviewing proposals, and project monitoring. Recommendations for writing a RFP were discussed in terms of information need, issues, personnel, selection of sites, research methods, reporting and dissemination, time lines, and multiple stage planning. Recommendations for reviewing proposals were discussed in terms of substantive issues, selection for sites, personnel, methods, time lines, and budget. Recommendations for project monitoring included that the funding agency train project monitors to recognize the difference between providing technical assistance and protecting the funding investment. The funding agency should have a better standard procedure for reviewing/vetoing any changes made in the conduct of the field study than it has had. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Monitoring; Naturalistic Studies