Case-based methods have a long history in the Social Sciences. They are extensively used and raise many practical and theoretical questions. This book provides a comprehensive, critical examination of case-oriented research. It offers concrete
proposals about the best research methods and provides an unparalleled guide to
the emergence and complexity of the field.
- Situates the reader in the essential theoretical and practical issues.
- Demonstrates the unity and diversity of case-oriented research
through an examination of case-based methods.
- Distinguishes between case-based and case study research.
- Elucidates the philosophical issues around case based methods
- Relates case-based work to the constellation of social theory