Aims/Description: This module is delivered online via the Faculty of Social Science Virtual Graduate School, It will first introduce students to the principles and practices of case study research, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of choosing this particular research strategy and then focus on the various methodologies employed and research data gathered. The module is suitable for masters and research students in the social sciences, especially those in East Asian Studies, who are considering using the case study approach in their postgraduate research projects.

Staff Contact: Dr Peter Matanle
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study, Prep and writing of coursework
Assessment: Course work
WebCT resources are available for this module

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