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Case Study Evaluations [microform] : A Case in Point. An Illustrative Report and Mathodological Analysis of Case Study Evaluations / Cliff Malcolm and Wayne Welch
Bib ID 5446214
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Malcolm, Cliff
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1981 
104 p. 

To provide a real life example of case study methodology for educational evaluation, a naturalistic study of a Catholic junior college in Minneapolis, Minnesota is presented. Conducted as part of the ongoing evaluation of a federally supported project, the study provides an external observer's descriptive portrayal of the school, plus the methodology. Part I contains the study results. Six verbal snapshots, college description, and profiles of the setting, students, faculty, and staff, and teaching are presented. Historical perspective on the founding order of Sisters and the structural changes in the college since its 1964 beginning are given. Three special issues are discussed: (1) nursing program changes; (2) the General Education program; and (3) the impact of Advanced Institutional Program grants on evaluation procedures and program management. Part II describes the methodology used, including the researcher's personal reactions. Topics covered include: (1) the evaluator's preparation through studying the philosophic basis of naturalistic inquiry, research design and data collection, and analysis techniques; (2) note-taking in the field; (3) phases in the research plan (unobtrusive measures and interviews); (4) interviewing; (5) data analysis and report writing; and (6) final editing and validation. A 17-item bibliography is appended. (BS)



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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Case Studies.  |  Catholic Schools.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Field Studies.  |  Holistic Approach.  |  Institutional Characteristics.  |  Interviews.  |  Naturalistic Observation.  |  Nursing Education.  |  Participant Observation.  |  Personal Narratives.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Teacher Attitudes.  |  Two Year Colleges.  |  Advanced Institutional Development Program  |  Evaluation Reports
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors Welch, Wayne, author  |  Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Minnesota Research and Evaluation Center
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