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Videos from a lecture on case studies

Author of this page: Graham R. Gibbs

Affiliation: University of Huddersfield

Date written: 3rd January 2013

Ref: Gibbs, G R (2013) "Lecture on Case Studies", Online QDA Web Site,







A lecture in three parts on case studies as a research strategy taken from a series on research methods and research design given to masters (graduate) students by Graham R Gibbs at the University of Huddersfield.


This video is public.Types of Case Study

Deals with the different kinds of case studies and looks at some key examples from the social sciences such as single cases, community studies and organizations, institutions, events, roles and relationships as cases.


Planning a Case Study

Deals with planning a case study and thinking about the conceptual framework and developing suitable research questions.



This video is public.Replication or Single Cases

Examines the replication strategy in case studies and whether it should be based on literal or theoretical replication or whether the case study should use only a single case as a test case, extreme case or typical case.