Case study: a bridge across the paradigms

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dc.contributor.author Luck, Lauretta en_US
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Debra en_US
dc.contributor.author Usher, Kim en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T06:09:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-10T06:09:37Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003782 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Luck Lauretta, Jackson Debra, and Usher Kim 2006, 'Case study: a bridge across the paradigms', Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 103-109. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1320-7881 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17073
dc.description.abstract Case study as a teaching and research tool has an extensive history in health and social sciences. Despite its suitability for many of the research questions that face nurses, nurses have not fully embraced case study as a comprehensive approach for research. The vagaries of the real-life clinical setting can confound methodologically purist researchers. Case study provides a milieu in which nurse researchers can respond to these vagaries and move towards a paradigmatic openness. In this paper, we argue that case study offers, as yet, under-explored and under-utilised potential as a bridge across the traditional research paradigms. We argue that case study has broad research application and epistemological, ontological and methodological flexibility. When used as a research approach, case study is both the process and end product of research. It provides a delineated boundary for inquiry, and a structural process within which any methods appropriate to investigating a research area can be applied. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd. en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1800.2006.00309.x en_US
dc.title Case study: a bridge across the paradigms en_US
dc.parent Nursing Inquiry en_US
dc.journal.volume 13 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 103 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 109 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 0000066653 en_US
dc.personcode 112168 en_US
dc.personcode 105572 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords case study, method, methodology, mixed methods, nursing research. en_US
dc.staffid 105572 en_US


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