According to stake (1995) and yin (2005) imas (2009) has described case study as a method of learning about a complex phenomenon through extensive examining literature and practices in psychology that are related to human behavior are a common feature of psychological case study research however, sometimes. Ality psychologists have employed the case study in research and examining in the psychological study of the single case this special issue of the journal of personality is devoted to a single case study william nasby and nancy w read present a the case study method in psychology and related disciplines. I think that what he told me about this man's way of handling discipline in the lunchroom is a good case study on punishment, and how it encourages cheating i want to begin the children are being punished for being too loud, and the method of punishment is to remove their freedom this is a good. In the social sciences and life sciences, a case study is a research method involving an up-close, in-depth, and detailed examination of a subject of study ( the case), as well as its related contextual conditions case studies can be produced by following a formal research method these case studies are likely to appear in. This makes it clear that the case study is a method that should only be used by a psychologist, therapist or psychiatrist, ie someone with a professional qualification there is an ethical issue of competence only someone qualified to diagnose and treat a person can conduct a formal case study relating to atypical ( ie.
Methodology is applied not only in the social sciences, such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, and economics, but also in case study related to other research methods one major feature of case study methodology is that of case studies appeared around 1900, initially within the discipline of anthropology. Thoroughly executed case studies is a discipline without systematic production of exemplars, and that a discipline of the case study as a research and teaching method or to put it more generally, still: as a method of and similar methods: it is only because of experience with cases that one can at all move from being a. Education quarterly vol19 no1 pp9-23 becker, p h (1993) common pitfalls in published grounded theory research qualitative health research vol 3 pp 254-260 bromley, d b (1986) the case-study method in psychology and related disciplines new york: wiley burns, r (1990) introduction to research methods.
A field study is the method used by several disciplines in particular natural scientists (biologists and anthropologists) to study for example animals in their natural habitat, outside of a laboratory or workplace setting however, it is also used by social scientists for example by interviewing or observing people in their natural. Be viewed as an early development of the case-study approach, now an accepted methodological approach in the discipline of psychology, originating as it did during the late 19th century, in parallel suggesting some unease about using qualitative methods, both in psychology and related areas. Keywords: reconstructed definition, case study approach, comparative politics, contrasts, cross-case study research, case study research, tradeoffs output the case study research design plays a central role in anthropology, archeology, business, education, history, medicine, political science, psychology, social work, and.
For example, a well-known case study in the field of psychology is the case of genie, a feral child this case study is now used in business, marketing, crisis management and other disciplines to help them solve their own problems they can look at what one of the primary methods used in case studies is an interview. Case study method in psychology and related disciplines [db bromley] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers presents an overview of the case study method and its applications, describing in detail, how to conduct psychological case-studies how to evaluate them.
The case-study method in psychology and related disciplines d b bromley, 1986 chichester, wiley pp 352 £2575 hb i was told that the case study was the lowest form of research for dennis bromley the individual case-study is the bed-rock of scientific investigation the case for case-studies is made in terms of. Guidelines and purposes for case study submissions to consulting psychology journal: practice and usually to advance knowledge through the process of applying empirical research methods to test or research apply to the professional practice of the discipline (see, eg, myers, 2009 silverman. Divided into three inter-related sections, the paper therefore begins by first identifying the underlying principles that serve to constitute the case study as a particular research strategy, noting the somewhat contested nature of the approach in ontological, epistemological, and methodological terms. Related to the ict discipline this study aims to describe a relationship between the information system and psychology in a case study of cultural preservation efforts in traditional batik at lasem, central java research methods and data analysis were developed through an integrated approach from two different fields of.
Case study research design and methods second edition robert k yin applied social research methods series volumes ~ sage publications disciplines as well as professional fields such as business administration, man- i i displays these three conditions and shows how each is related to five major. Key words: unity in applied psychology, case studies, positivism, postmodernism, philosophical true method these ideas are illustrated in the psychotherapy case of mrs b (messer, 2000), which highlights the capacity of the case study method to facilitate the case study method in psychology and related disciplines.
Case study research design has evolved over the past few years as a useful tool for investigating trends and specific situations in many scientific disciplines eg social science, psychology, anthropology and ecology in doing case study research, the case being studied may be an individual, organization, event, or action,. Research psychology encompasses the study of behavior for use in academic settings, and contains numerous areas clinical psychology, among many of the various disciplines of psychology, aims at developing in practicing psychologists knowledge of and experience with research and experimental methods which. Case study research has been marginalized in psychology and been overshadowed by quantitative methods relying on practice of case study writing which remains authoritative over two decades after it was written edwards et al the case study method in psychology and related disciplines chichester: john wiley.
Baker university the case study, as a method of inquiry, is particularly suited to the field of political psychology yet there is little training in political science, and even less in psychology, on how to do case study to the methodological barrier that exists within and between the two parent disciplines this paper reviews the. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate a research method that may contribute a unique and valuable method of eliciting phenomena of interest to nursing case study method can be used as a creative alternative to traditional approaches to description, emphasizing the patient's perspective as central to. The case study method in psychology and related disciplines new york: john wiley google scholar brooke, m 1970 le play: engineer and social scientist london, uk: longman google scholar bulmer, martin 1984 the chicago school of sociology: institutionalization, diversity and the rise of sociological.