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ERIC Number: EJ1007054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
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ISSN: ISSN-1881-4832
Rethinking a Case Study Method in Educational Research: A Comparative Analysis Method in Qualitative Research
Murakami, Yusuke
Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, n7 p81-96 Mar 2013
There are two types of qualitative research that analyze a small number of cases or a single case: idiographic differentiation and nomothetic/generalization. There are few case studies of generalization. This is because theoretical inclination is weak in the field of education, and the binary framework of quantitative versus qualitative research is strong. Thus, individual case studies are not linked to systematic theory construction. In the present paper, from the findings of social science methodology, a methodology of ease studies that goes back to the basics of rotation of abstract (theory) and specific (experience) is presented. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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