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Doing Case Study Research in the Social Sciences (RSS2.04) - Closed

In this one-week course you will learn the important building blocks of qualitative case study research. More specifically this course will interrogate the different methodological choices needed when designing and executing case study research, to maximize theoretical contribution. 

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    This course is closed, registration is no longer possible. 

    Registration for this course is no longer possible nevertheless we would like to offer you some similar courses for which registration is still possible:

    • ''Comparative Research Designs: Building and Implementing your Comparative Project from A to Z''. Please feel free to contact the course leader (Benoit Rihoux: benoit.rihoux [at] uclouvain.be (benoit[dot]rihoux[at]uclouvain[dot]be)) for more information about the course, including the topics covered and possible relevance to your training needs.
    • ''Process Tracing Methods - Introduction'' Feel free to contact the course instructor (Derek Beach : derek [at] ps.au.dk (derek[at]ps[dot]au[dot]dk)) for more information about the course, including the topics covered and possible relevance to your training needs.
    • "Process Tracing Methods in Practice" Feel free to contact the course instructor (Derek Beach: derek [at] ps.au.dk (derek[at]ps[dot]au[dot]dk)) for more information about the course, including the topics covered and possible relevance to your training needs.

     

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    Starting date

    24 June 2024, 9 am
    Educational method
    On-site
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    24 June 2024, 9 am - 28 June 2024, 5 pm
    Unique code
    RSS2.04

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    Type of education
    Course
    Entry requirements
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    Study load (ECTS)
    2
    Result
    Certificate
    Organisation
    Radboud Summer School

    Course program

    Qualitative case study research has seen growing popularity for undertaking social science research to develop thick descriptions and contextualized explanations. Despite its growing acceptance, the qualitative case study research can be difficult to design, execute and report, making it prone to criticism, especially when it comes to ensuring academic rigor. Furthermore, different academic conventions borne out of different philosophical camps can lead novice researchers grappling with confusing and contradictory terminologies related to case study research. 

    This course will address these issue head on, where you will learn the important building blocks of case study research. More specifically this course will interrogate the different methodological choices needed in designing case study research, with the aim to maximize theoretical contribution. These choices includes:

    • Formulating sound research question(s) 
    • Choosing qualitative sampling strategies (e.g., purposeful/theoretical sampling) 
    • Selecting case study design (theoretical/literal replication, levels of analysis) 
    • Collecting multiple data sources (e.g., interviews, observations, documents) 
    • Undertaking data triangulation and reaching theoretical saturation 
    • Doing content analysis (e.g., inductive/deductive coding, producing memos, engaging in reflexivity) 
    • Producing theorizing outputs (e.g., propositions, narratives, context sensitive models) and 
    • Ensuring rigor/trustworthiness (e.g., internal validity, reliability, credibility, transferability). 

    These intricate methodological choices will be discussed using applicative examples, with the aim to understand your strengths and weaknesses. You will also get the opportunity to engage in brainstorming activities/exercises through in-class exercise, followed by practice exercises. By the end of the course, you will be able to understand, appreciate, apply, and use qualitative case study for your own research.

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    Dr. Bareerah Hafeez Hoorani

    Dr. Bareerah Hafeez Hoorani
     

    Dr. Bareerah Hafeez Hoorani is an Assistant Professor of Qualitative empirical methods at the Nijmegen School of Management, and is currently working with the Research Methods group. Her work focuses on qualitative methods, by addressing important research considerations such as rigor, case study design, selection strategies, theorizing and the role of time. Beyond her methodological research, she is also interested in understanding organizational identities and their role in crisis recovery, and is passionate about using methodologies to addressing 'grand challenges'.
    Her work was published in Journal of World Business, PLOS One, Journal of Informetrics and Scientometrics. She has also co-authored a book on qualitative case study research, which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2023. She has presented her work at reputable management conferences (e.g. at the British Academy of Management, Academy of Management, European Academy of Management).
    For her research she has received several awards. She has been recipient of best full paper awards three times (1. research methodology track at British Academy of Management 2018, 2. research methodology track at British Academy of Management 2021 and 3. Identity track at British Academy of Management 2021), and her paper was also nominated for the PhD prize award at Strategic Management Society 2020. She has received grants from the Swiss National Foundation, and the Shadowing grant from Università della Svizzera italiana (USI, Switzerland).
    Apart from her research, Bareerah teaches and has taught courses on qualitative research at varied level. This includes teaching at the Summer School in Social Research Methods (The Netherlands) organized by the the MethodsNet, the Swiss Summer School in Social Science Methods 2019, and at the Fashion Communication Conference 2019 (Switzerland). Before joining Radboud University, Bareerah was a PhD candidate at USI where she graduated summa cum laude.

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    • Regular: €1049 (application deadline 1st of May)
    • Student & PhD's: €699 (application deadline 1st of May)

    Includes: your course, short morning and late afternoon courses, coffee and tea during breaks, a warm lunch every day, Official Opening, MethodsNET Café (including some drinks and snacks) Official Closing (with some drinks and snacks) and a 1-year (2024 calendar year) free membership as MethodsNET regular member.

    Excludes: transport, accommodation, social events and other costs. 

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    Level of participant: 

    • PhD
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    • Professional

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