Case Study Research in Educational Settings by Michael Bassey

By Michael Bassey

This article bargains new insights into the case learn as a device of academic study and recommend the way it could be a top examine process for constructing academic idea which illuminates coverage and complements perform. numerous other forms of academic case learn are pointed out, particularly: idea looking; theory-testing; story-telling; picture-drawing; and evaluative case learn. Readers are taken during the quite a few phases in accomplishing case learn study, together with a worthwhile account of knowledge assortment and information research tools. every one level is underpinned by means of the techniques of trustworthiness and admire for folks.

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The score for each student was the average of all classroom teaching grades (determined jointly by school and college staff) over the four years of the BEd. These students had already completed their final school placement. (b) I interviewed each student for two hours (over two sessions) in an office on the university campus. ' With the permission of each student the interview was taped. Other issues explored are not reported in this paper. I had taught some of the Education Studies courses to these students and so was known by them.

It does not generally relate directly to the practical needs of the actors in the case, though it may affect their perception and hence the tacit grounding of their actions. (Stenhouse 1985: 49) The other three 'broad styles' Stenhouse saw as concerned with different aspects of educational action. ) with information that will help them to judge the merit and worth of policies, programmes or institutions. Educational case study [is where] many researchers using case study methods are concerned neither with social theory nor with evaluative judgement, but rather with the understanding of educational action ...

A critique of "case study" research in education'. First, to them it was 'remarkably difficult' to find anything like a definitive account of case study approaches to educational evaluation. They considered that 'the unit of analysis (case) can, in practice, mean just about anything' (p. 29), and later suggested that 'the case-study writers often seem in danger of reinventing the wheel: what is worse, they seem rather slapdash wheelwrights at that' (p. 32). Second, Atkinson and Delamont considered that case study evaluators (and in particular those at CARE at the University of East Anglia) had a deliberate commitment to an 'anti-intellectual or anti-academic tenor' (p.

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