Case study method 1-2
Exhaustive study of a person or a group. First used by Herbert Spencer and later bye Radcliffe brown Oscar Lewis.
Research takes a single unit of study
Comprehensive study of the unit over a period of time. More qualitative than quantitative
Find interrelationship between factors
Better and comprehensive coverage of the topic
Documents letters records biography.
Deepens our perspective and insight
Reveals new unique concept and interrelationships.
dependsmuch on perspective of
Exceptions may seem like generalizations.
Information may be
Outdated - Nairs of today vs then
Examples. Case study of trobriand islanders used by malinowski to create theories of functionalism.