(New course.) This course investigates the reasoning, techniques, and practice of case-study analysis. As an in-depth empirical query about a modern phenomenon set within its real-world framework (Yin, 2013), case-study study is an invaluable device for examining and enhancing academic training and plan. To get comprehension of case-study research, course members will explore its positioning among other social-science study methods, especially in the qualitative domain, and develop a vital understanding base of academic study that utilizes case-study design. Toward this end, we're going to examine the types of questions that can be answered appropriately with case-study research; delve deeply into case-study design, information collection, and data evaluation; critically measure the presentation of conclusions; and look at the means specialist positionality impacts the study procedure and outcomes. The learning for the craft of case-study analysis will likely to be structured through reading, writing, and conversation on theoretical and methodological dilemmas and through applying the acquired understanding to a case-study research study of your respective own.
Permission of trainer required. Enrollment is restricted to students who've taken S-504, Introduction to Qualitative analysis, or its comparable, with inclination directed at Ed.D. and Ph.D. students in training. Must certanly be taken on a Satisfactory/No Credit foundation.
Semester/Credit Spring 2016, four credits