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Qualitative Case Study




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Course level: Doctorate Courses

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.


This doctorate level course requires proof of completion of a Master's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the epistemological stance, uses, and approaches of case study research.
  • Determine how to define the boundaries of a case to address research issues.
  • Articulate the influence of the researcher on the process and outcomes of a research study.
  • Determine the types of data that can be collected from a defined case.
  • Determine appropriate methods for sample selection, data collection, and data management for a defined case.
  • Apply appropriate data analysis and/or interpretation techniques to a set of case study data.
  • Evaluate reliability and validity in case study inquiry.
  • Evaluate the ethical issues involved in choosing a sample, gathering data, and reporting the results of case study research.
  • Explain the difference between case studies, phenomenological studies and other types of qualitative studies.


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