Case Selection Techniques in Case Study Research

  title={Case Selection Techniques in Case Study Research},
  author={Jason Seawright and John Gerring},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={294 - 308}
How can scholars select cases from a large universe for in-depth case study analysis? Random sampling is not typically a viable approach when the total number of cases to be selected is small. Hence attention to purposive modes of sampling is needed. Yet, while the existing qualitative literature on case selection offers a wide range of suggestions for case selection, most techniques discussed require in-depth familiarity of each case. Seven case selection procedures are considered, each of… 

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