Case study method, Beverly Hills, CA: Myers This is a list of references on case study research. The reasons for defining and building evidence for a construct apply in theory-building research just as they do in traditional, hypothesis-testing work.
Entering the field An important feature of building theory from case studies is the frequent overlap of data analysis with data collection. On the downside, the final product may be disappointing. A third strength is that the resultant theory is likely to be empirically valid.
Specific methodologies, such as the "case cluster me Bussen, Wendy, and Michael D. The New Zealand Education Department attempted to implement a centralised payroll system in For example, readers may assume that the results are incorrect a challenge to internal validityor if correct, are idiosyncratic to the specific cases of the study a challenge to generalizability.
The model provides for evaluation of requirements acquisition techniques to guide the selection of appropriate techniques for developing user viewpoint models.
Generally people are poor processors of information while analyzing data. However, these processes are more judgmental in theory-building research because researchers cannot apply statistical tests such as an F statistic.
On the downside, the final product may be disappointing. Case Study Research, Design and Methods, 3rd ed. Second and perhaps more importantly, conflicting literature represents an opportunity.
One strength of theory building from cases is its likelihood of generating novel theory. These tactics help in improving the likelihood of accurate and reliable theory, that is, a theory with a close fit with the data. Each approach has different characteristics and, therefore, a different likelihood of success.
Please note that this list contains a few suggestions only and is not intended to be comprehensive. Another tactic is to select pairs of cases and then to list the similarities and differences between each pair.
Also, selection of an appropriate population controls extraneous variation and helps to define the limits for generalizing the findings.
Additionally, there is a gap in studies regarding when theory building research is likely to be useful and the strengths and weaknesses of using case studies for theory building.
It is also the difficult and least codified part of the process. Generally people are poor processors of information while analyzing data. Sometimes a relationship is confirmed by the case evidence, while other times it is revised disconfirmed, or rejected for insufficient evidence.
The introduction establishes the importance of the topic and the research method section explains clearly how the case study was undertaken. Using data on companies in the packaging machine industry, we study the process of vertical disintegration and focus on the ability to coordinate competencies and combine knowledge across corporate boundaries.
Reaching Closure Two issues are important in reaching closure: This paper shows how case study research can be used in theory testing. Also, selection of an appropriate population controls extraneous variation and helps to define the limits for generalizing the findings. The implications of the case study findings for requirements definition practice are discussed, and some areas for future research are identified.
These processes are similar to traditional hypothesis- testing research. The key to good cross-case comparison is counteracting these tendencies by looking at the data in many divergent ways.
This added focus has added a new layer of complexity to an already challenging area of research. To build successful IOS, the development process needs to be well understood.
Also, cross-case searching tactics enhance the probability that the researchers will capture the novel findings which may exist in the data.
The first is to create a road map for building theories from case study research and the second is to position theory building from case studies into the larger context of social science research.
Case study research was chosen as the main research method because it allows the examination of the effects of IoT adoption in a real-world context (Eisenhardt, ; Yin, ). In this article the authors discuss an article published in a pervious issue that presented an approach to building better theory through the use of case studies.
The authors suggest that the paper does not do enough to support the claim that the methods used surpass pervious methods for.
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The Academy of Management Review; Oct ; 14, 4; ABI/INFORM Global pg. "Academy of Management Review. Vol. No Building Theories from Case Study Research KA THLEEN M. EISENHARDT Stanford University This paper describes the process of inducting theory using case stud.
Building Theories from Case Study Research Kathleen M. Eisenhardt Correspondence can be sent to her at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Terman Building, Stanford University, Stanford, California,Building theories from case study research eisenhardt academy of management review 1989