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Research Methodologies for the Creative Arts & Humanities: Case studies

Case Studies


“A research method that engages in the close, detailed examination of a single example or phenomenon.  ...Case studies are often published by ethnographers, participant observers and historical researchers. The study of ‘classic’ cases plays a central role in  training in some fields, especially anthropology, law and psychoanalysis.”
See Calhoun, C. J. (2002). Dictionary of the social sciences. New York: Oxford University Press

“A detailed analysis of a person or group from a social psychological, or  medical point of view"
See Bali, R. K. (Ed.). (2005). Clinical knowledge management: opportunities and challenges. IGI Global

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