Methods & Meanings

Case Study Research Methodology in Nursing Research

Diane G. Cope

case study, methodology, research
ONF 2015, 42(6), 681-682. DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.681-682

Through data collection methods using a holistic approach that focuses on variables in a natural setting, qualitative research methods seek to understand participants’ perceptions and interpretations. Common qualitative research methods include ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory, and historic research. Another type of methodology that has a similar qualitative approach is case study research, which seeks to understand a phenomenon or case from multiple perspectives within a given real-world context.

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