Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research

In Clive Seale, Giampietro Gobo, Jaber F. Gubrium, and David Silverman, eds., Qualitative Research Practice: Concise Paperback Edition, London and Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 390-404, 2004.

Posted: 13 Jun 2013 Last revised: 9 Oct 2013

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Bent Flyvbjerg

University of Oxford - Said Business School

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

When I first became interested in in-depth case-study research, I was trying to understand how power and rationality shape each other and form the urban environments in which we live (Flyvbjerg, 1998). It was clear to me that in order to understand a complex issue like this, in-depth case-study research was necessary. It was equally clear, however, that my teachers and colleagues kept dissuading me from employing this particular research methodology.

Suggested Citation

Flyvbjerg, Bent, Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research (2004). In Clive Seale, Giampietro Gobo, Jaber F. Gubrium, and David Silverman, eds., Qualitative Research Practice: Concise Paperback Edition, London and Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 390-404, 2004.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2278357

Bent Flyvbjerg (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

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Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain

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