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Qualitative Research Guide: Case Studies

Online and collection-based resources to aid in conducting, finding, using, synthesizing, and teaching qualitative research in the health sciences.

What are Case Studies?

According to the book Understanding Case Study Research, case studies are "small scale research with meaning" that generally involve the following:

  • The study of a particular case, or a number of cases.
  • That the case will be complex and bounded.
  • That it will be studied in its context.
  • That the analysis undertaken will seek to be holistic.

Books about Case Studies

The following books are available as ebooks through the UCSF Library unless otherwise noted

Resources on Case Studies

Case Studies in the Literature

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