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ERIC Number: EJ901759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
How to Critically Evaluate Case Studies in Social Work
Lee, Eunjung; Mishna, Faye; Brennenstuhl, Sarah
Research on Social Work Practice, v20 n6 p682-689 Nov 2010
The purpose of this article is to develop guidelines to assist practitioners and researchers in evaluating and developing rigorous case studies. The main concern in evaluating a case study is to accurately assess its quality and ultimately to offer clients social work interventions informed by the best available evidence. To assess the quality of a case study, we propose criteria, including transferability/external validity, credibility/internal validity, confirmability/construct validity, and dependability/reliability. Guidelines are presented in a phase-oriented framework: research design, data collection, and data analysis. Finally, several dimensions to enhance the quality at each phase of the guidelines in evaluating the case study are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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