Gabriel recommends reading Saunders M, Lewis P and Thornhill A: Research Methods for Business Students. 2009
Robert Yin identifies four basic types of case study design, illustrated below. In all designs it is necessary to consider and perhaps analyse the context of the case.
YIN, R. K. 2009. Case study research: Design and methods, Sage publications, INC.
Chapter 7 Qualitative Interviewing – an extract from Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods by MQ Patton.
PATTON, M. Q. 2002. Qualitative research and evaluation methods, Sage Publications, Inc.
Remodeling Grounded Theory: a paper by Barney G. Glaser with the assistance of Judith Holton.
FQS is a peer-reviewed multilingual online journal for qualitative research established in 1999.
SOULLIERE, D., BRITT, D. W. & MAINES, D. R. 2001. Conceptual modeling as a toolbox for grounded theorists. The Sociological Quarterly, 42, 253-269.
Online QDA is a useful learning resource. It describes itself as “a set of learning materials which address common issues of undertaking qualitative data analysis (QDA) and beginning to use Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS) packages.”
The site contains material consisting of “text pages outlining issues and aspects of analysis and the approaches and theories found in qualitative research along with tutorials with audio and video materials. The Intro section explains how the information and tutorials are arranged and makes some suggestions about how to use this site.”
“The initial development was funded by the UK Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of its Research Methods Programme which aims to improve the standards of research methods across the UK social science community. ESRC GRANT RES-333-25-0009.“
LA PELLE, N. 2004. Simplifying qualitative data analysis using general purpose software tools. Field Methods, 16, 85-108.
THOMAS, D. R. 2006. A general inductive approach for analyzing qualitative evaluation data. American Journal of Evaluation, 27, 237-246.