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Multiple sources of evidence using a case study methodology

Sulaiman, Noralfishah and David, Baldry and Leslie, Ruddock (2008) Multiple sources of evidence using a case study methodology. In: The UK - Ireland Planning Research Conference 2008, 18 March 2008, Queen's University Belfast.


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'Methodology' means the science of methods (method+logy, the latter being a Greek word which can literally be translated to mean the 'science of'). It contains the strategy, plan of action, process or design lying behind the choice and use of particular methods and the linking of the choice and use of method to the desired outcomes. A case study is understood as an umbrella term for a family of research methods. A reliable case study will therefore desire to use as many sources as possible that can be called "multiple sources of evidence". This paper therefore seeks to present a discussion on the appropriateness of the use of multiple sources of evidence and their techniques. In particular this will be applied to the gathering of comparative data on strategic, tactical and operational practices for the provision of residential care homes for the elderly in both UK and Malaysia. For this reason,'a triangulation approach has been designed to undertake a piece of qualitative empirical enquiry entitled 'Opportunities for the Transfer of United Kingdom (UK) Best Practices for the Provision of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly'. The discussion will elaborate upon the application of this triangulation method, consisting of content analysis, visual methods, participant obselvation and interviews, as means to respond to the developed research questions. The strength and weaknesses of the methodology and its methods will also be identified.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: case study; methodology; methods
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 04 May 2014 04:10
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:37
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5429
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