Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2016 Archive

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Research methods masterclass featuring international guest Frances Vavrus

THE COMPARATIVE-CASE-STUDY APPROACH FOR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH

9 November 2016

A joint presentation by the Comparative and International Education, and School and Teacher Education Policy research networks, with invited speaker Frances Vavrus.

The comparative-case-study approach is a heuristic that seeks to stimulate discovery and problem-solving by researchers who are investigating policy and practice in various fields in the social sciences, including education and social work. Initially conceptualised as vertical case studies by Lesley Bartlett (University of Wisconsin) and Frances Vavrus (University of Minnesota and Visiting Researcher at the University of Sydney), Bartlett and Vavrus have recently written an about-to-be published book – Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach – in which they explain the renaming of this approach and how its emphasis on comparison, context, and cultural production contrasts with traditional case-study approaches. The book describes and illustrates the horizontal, vertical, and transverse axes of comparative case studies to help readers develop their own comparative-case-study research designs. In this masterclass, Professor Vavrus will use examples from the book to explain the epistemological and methodological underpinnings of the comparative-case-study approach and will engage students in several exercises aimed at helping them design their own research.

Event details


Research methods masterclass featuring international guest Frances Vavrus

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
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When

9 November 2016


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