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Case Study Method: A Step-by-Step Guide for Business Researchers
Rashid Yasir, , Akib Warraich Muhammad, Sameen Sabir Sana, Waseem Ansar
Published in SAGE Publications
2019
Volume: 18
   
Abstract
Qualitative case study methodology enables researchers to conduct an in-depth exploration of intricate phenomena within some specific context. By keeping in mind research students, this article presents a systematic step-by-step guide to conduct a case study in the business discipline. Research students belonging to said discipline face issues in terms of clarity, selection, and operationalization of qualitative case study while doing their final dissertation. These issues often lead to confusion, wastage of valuable time, and wrong decisions that affect the overall outcome of the research. This article presents a checklist comprised of four phases, that is, foundation phase, prefield phase, field phase, and reporting phase. The objective of this article is to provide novice researchers with practical application of this checklist by linking all its four phases with the authors’ experiences and learning from recently conducted in-depth multiple case studies in the organizations of New Zealand. Rather than discussing case study in general, a targeted step-by-step plan with real-time research examples to conduct a case study is given. © The Author(s) 2019.
About the journal
JournalData powered by TypesetInternational Journal of Qualitative Methods
PublisherData powered by TypesetSAGE Publications
ISSN16094069
Open AccessNo