Qualitative Case Study – res728 (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide advanced graduate students with instruction in qualitative case study research approaches as applied to social science research. The course will emphasize individual and group interviewing as techniques for qualitative case study data collection. This course is particularly useful for advanced doctoral students who plan to conduct a qualitative dissertation. Focus is placed on analysis approaches appropriate for and relevant to case study research. Competency A: Explain the epistemological stance, uses, and approaches of case study research. Competency B: Determine how to define the boundaries of a case to address research issues. Competency C: Articulate the influence of the researcher on the process and outcomes of a research study. Competency D: Determine the types of data that can be collected from a defined case. Competency E: Determine appropriate methods for sample selection and data collection for a defined case. Competency F: Apply appropriate data analysis or interpretation techniques to a set of case study data. Competency G: Evaluate reliability and validity in case study inquiry. Competency H: Evaluate the ethical issues involved in choosing a sample, gathering data, and reporting the results of case study research.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Data Analysis III

  • Competency F: Apply appropriate data analysis or interpretation techniques to a set of case study data. [Wk 7]
  • Competency G: Evaluate reliability and validity in case study inquiry. [Wk 7]
  • Competency H: Evaluate the ethical issues involved in choosing a sample, gathering data, and reporting the results of case study research. [Wk 7]
  • Competency A: Explain the epistemological stance, uses, and approaches of case study research. [Wk 7]
  • Competency B: Determine how to define the boundaries of a case to address research issues. [Wk 7]
  • Competency C: Articulate the influence of the researcher on the process and outcomes of a research study. [Wk 7]
  • Competency D: Determine the types of data that can be collected from a defined case. [Wk 7]
  • Competency E: Determine appropriate methods for sample selection and data collection for a defined case. [Wk 7]

Ethical Considerations and Decisions About Reporting Case Study Results

  • Competency A: Explain the epistemological stance, uses, and approaches of case study research. [Wk 8]
  • Competency B: Determine how to define the boundaries of a case to address research issues. [Wk 8]
  • Competency C: Articulate the influence of the researcher on the process and outcomes of a research study. [Wk 8]
  • Competency D: Determine the types of data that can be collected from a defined case. [Wk 8]
  • Competency E: Determine appropriate methods for sample selection and data collection for a defined case. [Wk 8]
  • Competency F: Apply appropriate data analysis or interpretation techniques to a set of case study data. [Wk 8]
  • Competency H: Evaluate the ethical issues involved in choosing a sample, gathering data, and reporting the results of case study research. [Wk 8]
  • Competency G: Evaluate reliability and validity in case study inquiry. [Wk 8]

Defining Case Study Methodology

  • Competency A: Explain the epistemological stance, uses, and approaches of case study research. [Wk 1]
  • Competency B: Determine how to define the boundaries of a case to address research issues. [Wk 1]
  • Competency C: Articulate the influence of the researcher on the process and outcomes of a research study. [Wk 1]
  • Competency D: Determine the types of data that can be collected from a defined case. [Wk 1]
  • Competency E: Determine appropriate methods for sample selection and data collection for a defined case. [Wk 1]
  • Competency F: Apply appropriate data analysis or interpretation techniques to a set of case study data. [Wk 1]
  • Competency G: Evaluate reliability and validity in case study inquiry. [Wk 1]
  • Competency H: Evaluate the ethical issues involved in choosing a sample, gathering data, and reporting the results of case study research. [Wk 1]

Data Analysis I

  • Competency D: Determine the types of data that can be collected from a defined case. [Wk 5]
  • Competency E: Determine appropriate methods for sample selection and data collection for a defined case. [Wk 5]
  • Competency F: Apply appropriate data analysis or interpretation techniques to a set of case study data. [Wk 5]
  • Competency G: Evaluate reliability and validity in case study inquiry. [Wk 5]
  • Competency H: Evaluate the ethical issues involved in choosing a sample, gathering data, and reporting the results of case study research. [Wk 5]
  • Competency A: Explain the epistemological stance, uses, and approaches of case study research. [Wk 5]
  • Competency B: Determine how to define the boundaries of a case to address research issues. [Wk 5]
  • Competency C: Articulate the influence of the researcher on the process and outcomes of a research study. [Wk 5]

Data Analysis II

  • Competency A: Explain the epistemological stance, uses, and approaches of case study research. [Wk 6]
  • Competency B: Determine how to define the boundaries of a case to address research issues. [Wk 6]
  • Competency C: Articulate the influence of the researcher on the process and outcomes of a research study. [Wk 6]
  • Competency D: Determine the types of data that can be collected from a defined case. [Wk 6]
  • Competency E: Determine appropriate methods for sample selection and data collection for a defined case. [Wk 6]
  • Competency F: Apply appropriate data analysis or interpretation techniques to a set of case study data. [Wk 6]
  • Competency G: Evaluate reliability and validity in case study inquiry. [Wk 6]
  • Competency H: Evaluate the ethical issues involved in choosing a sample, gathering data, and reporting the results of case study research. [Wk 6]

Decisions About Approaches and Perspective to Case Study

  • Competency D: Determine the types of data that can be collected from a defined case. [Wk 2]
  • Competency E: Determine appropriate methods for sample selection and data collection for a defined case. [Wk 2]
  • Competency F: Apply appropriate data analysis or interpretation techniques to a set of case study data. [Wk 2]
  • Competency G: Evaluate reliability and validity in case study inquiry. [Wk 2]
  • Competency H: Evaluate the ethical issues involved in choosing a sample, gathering data, and reporting the results of case study research. [Wk 2]
  • Competency A: Explain the epistemological stance, uses, and approaches of case study research. [Wk 2]
  • Competency B: Determine how to define the boundaries of a case to address research issues. [Wk 2]
  • Competency C: Articulate the influence of the researcher on the process and outcomes of a research study. [Wk 2]

Decisions About Evidence, Sampling Methods, Data Collection, and Data Management

  • Competency A: Explain the epistemological stance, uses, and approaches of case study research. [Wk 3]
  • Competency B: Determine how to define the boundaries of a case to address research issues. [Wk 3]
  • Competency C: Articulate the influence of the researcher on the process and outcomes of a research study. [Wk 3]
  • Competency D: Determine the types of data that can be collected from a defined case. [Wk 3]
  • Competency E: Determine appropriate methods for sample selection and data collection for a defined case. [Wk 3]
  • Competency F: Apply appropriate data analysis or interpretation techniques to a set of case study data. [Wk 3]
  • Competency G: Evaluate reliability and validity in case study inquiry. [Wk 3]
  • Competency H: Evaluate the ethical issues involved in choosing a sample, gathering data, and reporting the results of case study research. [Wk 3]

Decisions about Interview, Observation, and Document Analysis Protocols

  • Competency A: Explain the epistemological stance, uses, and approaches of case study research. [Wk 4]
  • Competency B: Determine how to define the boundaries of a case to address research issues. [Wk 4]
  • Competency C: Articulate the influence of the researcher on the process and outcomes of a research study. [Wk 4]
  • Competency D: Determine the types of data that can be collected from a defined case. [Wk 4]
  • Competency E: Determine appropriate methods for sample selection and data collection for a defined case. [Wk 4]
  • Competency F: Apply appropriate data analysis or interpretation techniques to a set of case study data. [Wk 4]
  • Competency G: Evaluate reliability and validity in case study inquiry. [Wk 4]
  • Competency H: Evaluate the ethical issues involved in choosing a sample, gathering data, and reporting the results of case study research. [Wk 4]

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