What Is a Case Study and What Is It Good for

@inproceedings{Gerring2004WhatIA,
  title={What Is a Case Study and What Is It Good for},
  author={John Gerring},
  year={2004}
}
This paper aims to clarify the meaning, and explain the utility, of the case study method, a method often practiced but little understood. A “case study,” I argue, is best defined as an intensive study of a single unit with an aim to generalize across a larger set of units. Case studies rely on the same sort of covariational evidence utilized in non-case study research. Thus, the case study method is correctly understood as a particular way of defining cases, not a way of analyzing cases or a… CONTINUE READING

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