Encyclopedia of case study research

Over time, case study approaches garnered interest in multiple disciplines as scholars studied phenomena in context.

Is it the author of the narrative or the narrative analyst? Mark Currie develops postmodern narrative theory as a way to analyze the social and cultural function of narrative. Another noticed the spectacle of the crowds, what they looked at, made the crowd the focus of observation, even taking photos of other people taking photos. London: Sage Publications. A formalist narrative is about types and classifications, and extends to a sort of abstraction. Utilization-Focused Evaluation What are approaches? Tzvetan Todorov coined the term 'la narratologie' in to designate what he and other French structuralists e.

Network analysis presents narrative themes or plots into a graphic display. Currie, M. Forget to do that robotic smile, and you might lose your job.

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In the Disney ethnographies by Klugman et al. The Encyclopedia of Case Study Research provides a compendium on the important methodological issues in conducting case study research and explores both the strengths and weaknesses of different paradigmatic approaches.

These two volumes focus on the distinctive characteristics of case study research and its place within and alongside other research methodologies.

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Narrative analysis can be applied to cases used for pedagogy and theory building in the social sciences. Key Features Presents a definition of case study research that can be used in different fields of study Describes case study as a research strategy rather than as a single tool for decision making and inquiry Guides rather than dictates, readers' understanding and applications of case study research Includes a critical summary in each entry, which raises additional matters for reflection Makes case study relevant to researchers at various stages of their careers, across philosophic divides, and throughout diverse disciplines Key Themes.

history of case study research

A formalist narrative is about types and classifications, and extends to a sort of abstraction. Approaches on this site refer to an integrated package of options methods or processes. The Disney project team noticed that as one enters the theme parks, they enter a sort of theatre peopled by cast members instead of employees.

Narrative analysis asks how many narratives are there, and how are they distributed across the social scene.

Poststructuralist narrative analyses trace the hegemony of narrative form onto human experience. So a case can exemplify various plot structures romantic, tragic, comedic, or satiric , and these can be in complex combinations complex plots as Aristotle noted. Who decides what is the plot? There is the poststructuralist challenge from Jacque Derrida about the ethics of an analyst doing an inquisition to elicit narrative. Click an approach on the left to navigate to it. Historical Narrative Fictions When plots change over time, a historical or genealogical approach to narrative analysis is warranted. Click an approach on the left to navigate to it Empowerment Evaluation A stakeholder involvement approach designed to provide groups with the tools and knowledge they need to monitor and evaluate their own performance and accomplish their goals. Another noticed the spectacle of the crowds, what they looked at, made the crowd the focus of observation, even taking photos of other people taking photos. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
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Encyclopedia of Case Study Research by Albert J. Mills