Publication Date: October 1, 2021
Now in a Fourth Edition, this how-to guide is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to begin case study research. The authors—all professors teaching graduate students in education and other professions—provide the structure, detail, and guidance needed for beginning researchers to complete a systematic case study. Improvements for this edition include more practical and detailed guidance for conducting a literature review, a more efficient and easy-to-understand reorganization of the case study examples, and updated citations throughout the text. As with previous editions, this succinct handbook emphasizes learning how to do case study research—from the first step of deciding whether a case study is the way to go to the last step of verifying and confirming findings before disseminating them. It shows students how to determine an appropriate research design, conduct informative interviews, record observations, document analyses, delineate ways to confirm case study findings, describe methods for deriving meaning from data, and communicate findings.
Dawson R. Hancock was associate dean for research and graduate studies in the Cato College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is currently a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership. Bob Algozzine is a First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal recipient and emeritus professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at UNC Charlotte. Jae Hoon Lim is a professor of educational research at UNC Charlotte.
Praise for Doing Case Study Research!
"A highly accessible introductory text and a very quick read…(the authors) are pedagogically savvy when introducing readers to case study research."
—Journal of College Student Development
"Exceptionally well organized and presented, Doing Case Study Research is unreservedly recommended for community and academic library Study Skills Improvement collections."
—Midwest Book Review
" Doing Case Study Research provides a practical resource for beginning researchers who want a prescriptive step by step guide."
—Teachers College Record
“Doing Case Study Research takes a complex research skill and makes it accessible. It’s a must-read for anyone conducting their first case study.”
—Claudia Flowers, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte