MIXED METHODS AND CASE STUDY RESEARCH
Case study research inevitably is mixed methods research. This becomes clear as soon as we look at “triangulation”, which is at the core of case study research. This procedure does not only mean “looking at the same data” from different perspectives, i.e. through the lenses or concepts of various research guiding theories. It also means using different data sources to find out the “how” and “why” of a phenomenon under study, and it also means the parallel or sequential use of different methods of data collection. The course will start with an overview of the qualitative and quantitative methods used in the social sciences, and with an introduction into the basic ideas of mixed methods research. Next, some often discussed “background theories” on the nature of social reality and on fitting research approaches will be discussed.
- Date: POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 2020
- Schedule: 9:00 to 13:00
- Lab Sessions: 14:00 to 16:00
- Language: Taught in English