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ERIC Number: ED120786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
Using Case Studies to Explore Causes of Failure to Learn to Write.
Metzger, Elizabeth
Case study is a method currently being used in the field of English in which the investigator gathers data from several sources on an individual: directly from the individual, from the individual's parents, from school records, and from the individual's teachers. The investigator interviews and observes the individual over a period of time in order to learn something about the individual. This paper defines case study, describes the theoretical and practical advantages of case study, discusses how to gather data for a case study, examines problems encountered with case studies, offers several research questions for possible investigation, and discusses writing the report of the case study. It is concluded that case study is a basic, viable method of research which can also improve the investigator's skills of observing and listening. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (27th, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 25-27, 1976)