Despite being one of the most frequently used qualitative research methodologies in educational research, the methodologists do not have a full consensus on the design and implementation of case study, which hampers its full evolution.Focusing on the landmark works of three prominent methodologists, namely Robert Yin, Sharan Merriam, Robert Stake, I attempt to scrutinize the areas where their perspectives diverge, converge and complement one another in varying dimensions of case study research.This can be done either by contrasting the unique characteristics of one single country with a more conventional or generalised case Papadopoulos T. Greek Family Policy from a Comparative Perspective. Secondly, because analyses are often carried out in one country, it is not easy to generalise the outcomes. One advantage of comparing only a few countries is the possibility of obtaining and generating identical indicators and similar variables, a task that becomes more difficult as the number of countries involved increases.
(FABER) a German-Dutch cooperative project following the model of the research programme of the International Mother Tongue Education Network (IMEN) was set up.
The aim of the IMEN research programme is to find out how standard language teaching is shaped in different countries and how differences and similarities can be understood as a reflection of the different national-cultural contexts in which this teaching takes place.
The main assumption underlying such a strategy is that each of the countries represents a unique context, so that differences in individual behaviour or outcomes could be attributed to the characteristics of that particular country (see for example Brinton M. For example, take a comparison between Sweden and the United States.
Sweden has generous maternity and paternity leave policies, fully subsidised day-care facilities for children, a commitment to increased gender equality, a highly regulated labour market and a high level of de-commodification and de-familialisation Esping-Andersen G., 1999. The USA is very different on all of these dimensions: the level of de-commodification is low, family policy barely exists and the market is not regulated. Note: Data from the European Social Survey is regularly updated with new editions.
Lastly, when data from several countries are available, the list may be quite arbitrary, and the choice of countries (or the ‘standard comparison’) may not always be helpful in explaining the ways social institutions and specific policies affect individual consequences. A Cross-national Comparison of the Gender Gap in Income. In order to establish a powerful comparison, it would be preferable if the countries differed with regard to features that are of theoretical or practical interest.
One way to address the effect of institutional contexts on individual behaviour and outcomes more directly is to purposefully design a comparison between a small numbers of countries. [Ros90] comparative study of the United States and Sweden represents such a study design. Married Women’s Employment in Rapidly Industrializing Societies: South Korea and Taiwan. At the same time, they should also have enough in common to isolate the effects of specific macro-level characteristics on individual behaviour. Because countries differ on a large number of dimensions, it becomes almost impossible to determine which specific social institutions affect women’s market prospects and behaviour.His research interests include language teacher identity, case study methodology, English as an international language, collaboration between ESL and mainstream teachers, and sociocultural theories in second language acquisition.Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: Bedrettin Yazan at, 223B Graves Hall, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487 or via Email at [email protected] Betty Malen, for her comments on an earlier draft of this paper and for her invaluable support throughout the process. Ronald Chenail, for this review and constructive feedback, which led this paper to become much stronger.The opposite is also true, similar patterns across sites can increase the confidence in results.Evaluators used a comparative case study option for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP).Your access to the NCBI website at gov has been temporarily blocked due to a possible misuse/abuse situation involving your site.This is not an indication of a security issue such as a virus or attack.UK's Building 3F, 2-29-3 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 Japan.Case study methodology has long been a contested terrain in social sciences research which is characterized by varying, sometimes opposing, approaches espoused by many research methodologists. The comparative case study can help the evaluator check whether the program theory holds for each different context and environment.If implementation differs, the reasons and results can be recorded.