I made use of this reference in doing an intrinsic case study qualitative dissertation for my doctorate. Jun 21, Apostolos rated it really liked it This book reads well, and its nice narrative for the most part style of writing really gives the reader a good overview of the Case Study method and how to research and write using this approach.
Researchers seeking to more fully understand the case study approach as perceived by one of the leaders in case study work will also pick up this book. Stake offers some useful practical advice, for example, on how to conduct in-depth interviews, how to analyze qualitative data and on report writing.
The Art of Case Study Research is a significant contribution to research methodology literature and will undoubtedly assume quick popularity as a text.
Since I had already read several other books and done a couple case studies, it was a li This is a good introductory book when someone is just starting to figure out how to do a case study. Stake draws from naturalistic, holistic, ethnographic, phenomenological, and biographic methods to present a disciplined, qualitative exploration of case study methods.
In his exploration, Stake uses and annotates an actual case, at Harper School, to demonstrate to readers how to resolve some of the major issues of case study research; for example, how to select the case or cases that will maximize learning, how to generalize what is learned from one case to another, and how to interpret what is learned from a case.
It was fairly easy to read through, and it would be good to read this again as you embark on your case study. His unusually personal presentation style and innovative format for sharing practical tips through authentic examples add to the main treasure of his new book: Jun 21, Apostolos rated it really liked it This book reads well, and its nice narrative for the most part style of writing really gives the reader a good overview of the Case Study method and how to research and write using this approach.
Also provided are end-of-chapter "workshops" that help students focus on new concepts. Written with the inspired and thought-provoking style of a master storyteller, The Art of Case Study Research helps readers chart their way through the labyrinth of case study research.
That said, I wish someone would copy edit a little better, there are some minor issues with editing that got in my way of fully enjoying this: Because of its readable style and wellspring of examples and helpful suggestions, both graduate and undergraduate students will find the book useful.
I like that Sake thinks of it as art, rather than communicating it solely as science. Since I had already read several other books and done a couple case studies, it was a little bit basic for what I needed, but I still got some things out of it in terms of thinking about it as a craft rather than simply analytically I could see using it in combination with other texts or readings in an introductory course to qualitative research methods or in a research methods survey course.
Stake articulated in earlier journal articles and chapters in a form that is useful and readily accessible to both practitioners and students of educational research methods.
Stake writes in a rather unusual and very personal style but this makes the text very readable. I made use of this reference in doing an intrinsic case study qualitative dissertation for my doctorate.
Uniquely, this book legitimizes direct interpretation as a case research method.Stake is the author of Quieting Reform: Social Science and Social Action in an Urban Youth Program (), a book on Charles Murray's evaluation of Cities-in-Schools, and three other books on research methods: Evaluating the Arts in Education: A Responsive Approach (), The Art of Case Study Research (), and Standards-Based and /5(15).
PDF | On Mar 3,Pavan Soni and others published The Art of Case Study Research, by Robert Stake, The The Art Of Case Study Research is an adequate introduction to Robert Stake's approach to case study research, and is a well-respected and seminal text in the field.
Case study researchers should at least be familiar with Robert Stake and this mint-body.coms: 1. The case study approach allows an in-depth consideration of a particular instance of practice, or 'case'. As Stake  describes, the case study is 'the study of the particularity and complexity of a single case, coming to understand its activity within important circumstances' (p.
6). This book presents a disciplined, qualitative exploration of case study methods by drawing from naturalistic, holistic, ethnographic, phenomenological and biographic research methods.
Robert E. Stake uses and annotates an actual case study to answer such questions as: How is the case selected?/5(9). Robert E. Stake is the author of The Art of Case Study Research ( avg rating, 84 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), Multiple Case Study Analysis (3 /5(4).Download