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One case study is enough

Easton, G (2010) One case study is enough. Working Paper. The Department of Marketing, Lancaster University.

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    Abstract

    Case studies are becoming an increasingly popular research method. However the usual justification for their use is that they provide a rich picture of a particular situation. While this is certainly true there is a problem in linking the findings to theory. This is particularly true for single case research. However the philosophical position of Critical Realism can supply just such a justification based upon the concepts of theoretical entities having causal powers and liabilities that interact as particular mechanism to explain the occurrence of events.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Single case research ; Critical Realism
    Subjects:
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Marketing
    ID Code: 49016
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 22:29
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:20
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49016

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