A case study design
with mixed quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry were used interactively for collecting detailed information from the targeted areas and groups to explore the CFS pilot project outcomes.
Given that the study made use of a multiple case study design
, the study findings are largely tentative and the results are not generalisable.
The second part is dedicated to the methodological underpinnings and case study design
A multiple case study design
was employed to examine the role of these nurses who worked in diverse geographical locations of South West Queensland, Central and Central West Queensland, Townsville and Mt Isa, Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands.
Using a multiple case study design
and in-depth interviews to obtain narrative data, eight NWC counsellor trainees (4 male, 4 female) aged 27-55 years participated in a semi-structured interview comprised of a range of theme questions designed to yield a narrative with a structure consisting of a beginning (a conflict, problem or disequilibrium), a middle (efforts to resolve the conflict, problem or disequilibrium) and an end (closure).
constructed * Feedback about final findings was collected from interviewed managers (all four primary contacts provided feedback assuring the accuracy of the findings) * Techniques and methodology are well documented and described External validity * Multiple case study design
(generalizability) (replication logic, and cross-case analysis) Applied during study design and * Similar findings for all four data analysis.
Aside from its heuristic value, this volume also strongly demonstrates the value of the qualitative case study design
for research on higher education.
Unfortunately, the claims stated in this article were not well substantiated by the evidence provided and the case study design
lacks the probative value necessary to make claims for specific efficacy of a treatment.
A descriptive, quantitative case study design
allowed for holistic and conceptual examination of the online education environment.
Qualitative case study design
was used to construct individual portraits and a cross-case analysis of four teachers in multiage classrooms serving students in grades 3 through 5.
The case study design
was chosen to facilitate the investigation of this contemporary issue within its real-life context (Robson, 1993).
Each practice was studied intensely over a 4- to 12-week period using a comparative case study design
that included extended direct observation of the practice environment and clinical encounters, formal and informal interviews of clinicians and staff, and medical record review.