National Library of Australia

The National Library building is closed temporarily until further notice, in line with ACT Government COVID-19 health restrictions.
Find out more

Next record >>
Record 1 of 3
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Case Study Methodology in Educational Evaluation. Proceedings of the Minnesota Evaluation Conference (May 1981) [microform] / Wayne W. Welch, Ed
Bib ID 5445157
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Minnesota Research and Evaluation Center, Minneapolis
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1981 
55 p. 
Summary

The four papers in these proceedings provide a comprehensive picture of the rationale, methodology, strengths, and limitations of case studies. In "Doing Justice in Evaluation Research," David Hamilton argues that the application of scientific methods to the study of social systems has given us a false illusion of certainty. He offers an alternative view, driven by a concern for justice rather than by scientific efficiency. In "Illustrative Examples of Case Studies," Constance Leean uses a story of Mr. Rock, a rural Vermonter, to capture the flavor and spirit of the case study process. Her chapter provides the reader with the essence of this kind of research: the emotions, the friendliness, the surprises, the understanding. In "Case Study Methodology: An Epistemological Advocacy," Robert Stake urges readers to rethink their notions of the rational and the intuitive. He argues that case study knowledge is unique in that it extends and refines personal and experiential knowledge. In "Case Study Methodology: A Critique," James Sanders describes evaluation as a form of disciplined inquiry which is guided by certain tenets and argues that case studies must adhere to these criteria. He also points out some difficulties in the approach. (BW)

Notes

ERIC Note: Small print throughout.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Case Studies.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Justice.  |  Objectivity.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Research Methodology.  |  Research Problems.  |  Scientific Methodology.  |  Qualitative Research
Form/genre Collected Works, Proceedings.  |  Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Welch, Wayne W., editor  |  Minnesota Research and Evaluation Center, Minneapolis
Available From ERIC 

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    mc 2253 ED249285 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
    This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.