Case studies

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Suggested pre-reading What this web page adds
  1. Introduction to research
  2. Introduction to qualitative methods
This web-page gives you an overview of the research method “case-studies”. You will learn what it is and the different types of case studies you may encounter.

Case studies aim to make an in depth exploration of a specific real-life setting . Please have a look at these introductory videos by Graham R Gibbs:


Crowe S, Cresswell K, Robertson A, Huby G, Avery A, Sheikh A. The case study approach. BMC Medical Research Methodology [Internet]. 2011 Jun 27 [cited 2017 Dec 23];11:100. Available from:

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