Employing Case Study Methodology in Special Educational Settings

Angelise M. Rouse, Ph.D.




In general, case studies are a preferred strategy when ‘how’ or ‘why’ questions are being posed, when the investigator has little control over events, and when the focus is on a contemporary phenomenon within some real-life context” (Yin, 2009).  This article will examine the advantages and disadvantages of employing case study methodology in special educational settings. The appropriateness of a case study design will be evaluated when designing a study regarding special education programming.

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