Case Studies

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When do case studies take place?

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Prior to a staged event to observe planning dynamics

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During a naturally occurring social event

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During a staged event planned by researchers

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After the event occurs

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Question 2
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To be called a case study, the research project must be ________________ .

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one instance of a broader category of events

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systematically recapturing nuances of the past orally

C

a study of a small group of individuals sharing common characteristics

D

covert observation of a large corporation

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Question 3
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A case study requires a deep and full examination of the case through ___________ .

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only primary sources

B

multiple methods and/or sources

C

deep detailed interviewing

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only secondary and tertiary sources

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Question 4
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An embedded case study is unique from a standard case study because it ____________ .

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uses multiple methods and/or sources

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represents one instance of a broader category of events

C

includes several levels, or units of analysis

D

studies organizations or individuals

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Question 5
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The process by which people understand the stimuli with which they are confronted, how they frame what they see and hear, and how they interpret their own actions and go about solving problems is called _____________ .

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case study

B

sensemaking

C

embedded case study

D

ethnobiography

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Question 6
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Case studies often use interviewing to gain knowledge about the research subjects. How do case studies use interviewing that is different from typical research interviewing?

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Gathering interviews from multiple sources connected to the key subject
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Enacting a complex set of interviewer roles to set the subject at ease
C
Maintaining strict interviewer/informant anonymity
D
Holding interviews in small groups of participants
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Question 7
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Which researcher quality can be tested by a researcher's openness to findings that contradict the original research hypothesis?

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Inquiring mind
B
Ability to listen and sense
C
Adaptability
D
Unbiased interpretation
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Question 8
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Which researcher quality indicates that the researcher is flexible enough to change data collection strategies if they do not seem to be functioning effectively?

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Inquiring mind
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Ability to listen and sense
C
Adaptability
D
Unbiased interpretation
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Question 9
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Which researcher quality indicates that the researcher is willing to ask questions before, during, and after data collection to determine the true reasons the event is happening?

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Inquiring mind
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Ability to listen and sense
C
Understanding of the issues
D
Unbiased interpretation
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Question 10
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Which researcher quality indicates that the researcher can assimilate large amounts of new information through observation?

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Inquiring mind
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Ability to listen and sense
C
Understanding of the issues
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Unbiased interpretation
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Question 11
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Which researcher quality allows the researcher to record data while interpreting and reacting to the data collected?

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Inquiring mind
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Ability to listen and sense
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Understanding of the issues
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Unbiased interpretation
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Question 12
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Which type of journal entry transforms a personal document into a solicited document?

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Entries to create a written record of daily events
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Entries for therapeutic release
C
Entries created per a request from an investigator
D
Entries created to be a chronological listing of new experiences
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Question 13
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Which type of personal document can provide insight into the writer's deepest thoughts such as why a battle is fought, or why serial killers kill through reflecting the inner world of the writer communicated to another?

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Diary
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Letter
C
Memo
D
Photo and video
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Question 14
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Which type of personal document can reflect the tone and atmosphere of a setting as well as the level of anxiety, stress, and morale of the writer while also revealing general organization, hierarchy, and roles?

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Diary
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Letter
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Memo
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Photo and video
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Question 15
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Which type of personal document requires analysis to determine why it is recorded, and then can provide a window into personal life and relationships?

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Diary
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Letter
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Memo
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Photo and video
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Question 16
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Which type of case study provides insight into an issue or refines a theoretical explanation to make it more generalizable?

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Embedded case study
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Intrinsic case study
C
Instrumental case study
D
Collective case study
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Question 17
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Which type of case study involves extensive research of several instrumental cases intended to allow better understanding, insight, or improved ability to theorize about a broader context?

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Embedded case study
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Intrinsic case study
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Instrumental case study
D
Collective case study
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Question 18
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Which type of case study is undertaken when a researcher wants to better understand one particular case as an illustration of a particular trait, characteristic, or problem?

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Embedded case study
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Intrinsic case study
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Instrumental case study
D
Collective case study
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Question 19
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A researcher undertakes a case study because something important has happened, and he/she wants to understand the particular problem because it is unique and interesting. The researcher is not trying to develop new grounded theory or to test abstract theory. Which type of case study is this example of?

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Embedded case study
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Intrinsic case study
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Instrumental case study
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Collective case study
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Question 20
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Multiple-case studies, cross-case studies, comparative case studies, and contrasting case studies are all synonymous names for which type of case study?

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Embedded case study
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Intrinsic case study
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Instrumental case study
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Collective case study
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