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ERIC Number: EJ1291700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
Knitting the Comparative Case Study (CCS) with Mixed Methods: An Attempt to Extend the Methodological Application of CCS
Sakata, Nozomi; Oketch, Moses; Candappa, Mano
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v44 n2 p193-207 2021
This paper offers a critical analysis of the Comparative Case Study (CCS). While CCS provides a holistic methodological framework for case-based research, it is not free from drawbacks. One criticism the approach may receive, ironically, is the lack of criticism it encounters. Another critique can include its naming, as the name 'comparative case study' may not sufficiently represent its vital feature of transversal, vertical and horizontal axes. Lastly, the paper examines the qualitative approach traditionally associated with CCS deriving from its roots in anthropological and ethnography-oriented concepts and methods. We argue that the use of mixed methods can strengthen the CCS approach. This article is intended to stretch out the applicability of CCS through an empirical example with mixed methods on learner-centred pedagogy in Tanzanian primary schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tanzania