It describes, as a case study, a process evaluation carried out as an integral part of a randomized controlled trial of peer-led sex education the process evaluation was designed to answer important questions about the implementation of the intervention, the social context of the trial, and the experiences of trial participants. Guidance for the design of qualitative case study evaluation a short report to dg regio it outlines the background of various qualitative evaluation methods used in outcomes assessment (eg, most significant change technique, performance story reporting and guidance for the design of qualitative case study evaluation introduction. Once the question has been identified and the basic type of case study method has been selected, the researcher will need to begin designing their case study approach in order to obtain a full and detailed picture of the participant or small group, the researcher can use a variety of approaches and methods to collect data.
Comparative case studies are a non-experimental impact evaluation design, which involves the analysis and synthesis of the similarities, differences and patterns across two or more cases that share a common focus, in order to answer causal questions. The case study approach allows in-depth, multi-faceted explorations of complex issues in their real-life settings the value of the case study approach is well recognised in the fields of business, law and policy, but somewhat less so in health services research. Using case studies to do program evaluation: this paper, authored by edith d balbach for california department of health services offers guidance on the use of case studies in program evaluation case study evaluations : this guide, written by linda g morra and amy c friedlander for the world bank , provides guidance and advice on the use of. 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.
This case study provides a detailed examination and evaluation of the goals of the cfausd, and provides insight into the direction in which the district should continue. The nursing students find case study educational and that the methodology combines theory with practice the students experience a general impression is gained understanding of their future professional role and the nurse's field of activity. 4 educational evaluation this chapter provides an overview of evaluation approaches for educational technology these differ from a traditional educational approach because the technology introduces a whole raft of extra variables that do not exist in a conventional lecture-room/classroom situation. 2(14) a case study is expected to capture the complexity of a single case, and the methodology which enables this has developed within the social sciences. Comparative case studies, methodological briefs: impact evaluation 9, unicef office of research, florence acknowledgements: this brief benefited from the guidance of many individuals the author and the office as with other evaluation designs and methods, it is essential that the evaluation team undertaking.
Then, a case study is presented, in which an evaluation method is applied with an educational computer game, aiming to verify the positives and the issues to be improved in the game the reviews and the description of the process to use the method intend to help and guide other researchers to choose evaluation methods that can fit their own. Research methods in education sixth edition louis cohen, lawrence manion and keith morrison 11 case studies what is a case study 253 examples of kinds of case study 258 research, in education, research methods in education methods, . This methodology transfer paper on case study evaluations describes how gao evaluators could use case study methods in performing our work it describes six applications of case study methods, including the purposes and pitfalls of each, and explains similarities and differences among the six. Case study in a common methodology used in educational research, and there a are many published studies in education which are considered by their authors to be case studies characteristics of case study: case study is by its nature idiographic work, and usually tends to be interpretive studies. Mixed methods study that was developed within the context of a program evaluation of the us department of education teaching american history grant, the american dreams project.
Case study methods in educational evaluation linda mabry in 1989, phi delta kappa (pdk) commissioned a national study (frymier & gansneder, 1989) to identify and evaluate the relative significance of factors correlating with student academic failure. Using case studies to do program evaluation guide explains how to do a good case study evaluation a list of resources is included in appendix a like any other evaluation design, the case study should tobacco education in other clinics in future efforts unlike case studies that evaluate. Introduction to mixed methods in impact evaluation michael bamberger photo: alissa everett | introduction to mixed methods in impact evaluation | contents credibility of a qual case study evaluation 6 figure 2 using qual ethnographic village and household studies to help interpret the findings. Success case method this approach to evaluation focuses on the practicali-ties of defining successful outcomes and success cases (brinkerhoff, 2003) case study design education (new directions for program evaluation, vol 33, pp 5-18.
The most cited papers from this title published in the last 3 years statistics are updated weekly using participating publisher data sourced exclusively from crossref. Gathered through case study methodology to reach conclusions through triangulation and to maintain a chain of evidence, especia lly in the historical aspects of the study source: world bank 1997a. A case study is a particular method of qualitative researchrather than using large samples and following a rigid protocol to examine a limited number of variables, case study methods involve an in-depth, longitudinal examination of a single instance or event: a casethey provide a systematic way of looking at events, collecting data, analyzing information, and reporting the results.
An early insight of some educational evaluation theorists was of the convergence of case study and program evaluation: the fusion of method with purpose. Case-study methodology, therefore, is the ideal research tool to investigate sustain- ability in higher education the case-study approach allows the researcher to ‘go. Evaluation of the overall quality of each case study will be made on the following criteria: case study parts criteria abstract summary paragraph introducing the project, building, hypothesis, highlights of findings.