Case study has emerged as a popular research design among the other variations of qualitative designs. This theoretical research study presents the nature of case study as a stand-alone qualitative research methodology, which has an in-built flexibility that is unique among the other qualitative approaches. Literature points to two approaches of case study within which criteria for rigor through clear and complete description of the research design can be applied. A qualitative case study also lends itself to creativity or artistry with a freedom to be multi-method in nature. Being simultaneously rigorous and artistic is possible in case study through enhanced methodological justification and integrity.


Qualitative Research, Case Study Research, Rigor in Case Study

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Prema Gaikwad is a Professor of Education at Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Cavite, Philippines. She has been an educator for the last 42 years and has conducted myriad professional development and research seminars and presented in various international conference venues. She has published several articles in the area of teaching and research. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to gaikwad@aiias.edu.

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