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Step 1. The terms sampling and sample are common across the methods of social research, choosing cases is better

Sampling and choosing cases in qualitative research: a realist approach starts with a bold assertion. The verb sampling does not adequately capture the work we do choosing cases in qualitative research. The noun sample is inadequate too. Our common understanding … Continue reading

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The role of context in case study selection (Poulis, Poulis, and Plakoyiannaki, 2013)

A lovely paper by Poulis and colleagues (2013) sent to me by one of the authors, Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki. Set in the research world of international business, it is a fine account of the application of casing and reflection on this … Continue reading

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