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Case Study by Mind Map: Case Study

1. Indept

2. small sample

3. useful

3.1. to learn why things are they way they are

3.2. when you need a in-depth understading of a phenomenon

3.3. test theory.

3.4. generate theory or hypotheses

4. is method?

4.1. no, because doesn't produces data by itself. it's a context where to use some methods.

5. bad when

6. Approches

6.1. qualitative

6.2. quantitative

7. multiple case

7.1. advantages

7.1.1. insight of the distiction of the differents cases

7.1.2. confidence on your findings. you can confirm similarities

7.1.3. improve ability to develop theoretical ideas. test theory in the next case.

7.2. disadvantages

7.2.1. its likely you will loose attention to single case

7.2.2. your approach might be bias in order to compare the case, and you loose dept

8. quality

8.1. depends of the limit of the generalizations

9. types

9.1. Critical. Test well formulated theory

9.2. Unique. Rare and unusual

9.3. Revelatory. When you gain access to case

9.4. Typical. because exemplifies certain interesting things

9.5. Longitudinal. When you study how things change over time

9.6. Combination.

10. other types

10.1. holistic embeded

10.1.1. 2 department of a single organisation ei.

10.2. holistic

10.2.1. single case

10.3. multiple case study

10.4. multiple with embeded

11. Unit of study

11.1. location or community or organisation

12. test

12.1. test 1

12.2. h