Gagnon's (2011) text is the most recent contribution to the growing corpus of knowledge on case study research. As a whole, the text contains all of the typical parts one would expect in an introductory text on case study research. The text begins with a brief discussion of paradigms and epistemologies and then gives way to issues of reliability and validity. Next, the reader is taken through a "step-by-step" approach to case study research with chapters on data collection, analysis, interpretation and writing reports. Drawing upon his own experiences using case study method, Gagnon identifies enduring concerns and provides several practical tips for the novice researcher. However, the text could be improved by a clear definition of case study and a lucid explanation of the relationship between methodologies and methods
Case Study, Method, Management, Qualitative Research, Constructivist
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Gearity, B. T. (2011). Case Closed: An Earnest Review of Ganon's Case Study as Research Method. The Qualitative Report, 16(5), 1461-1464. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol16/iss5/17