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The case study approach

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, June 2011
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Title
The case study approach
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, June 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-11-100
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Authors

Sarah Crowe, Kathrin Cresswell, Ann Robertson, Guro Huby, Anthony Avery, Aziz Sheikh

Abstract

The case study approach allows in-depth, multi-faceted explorations of complex issues in their real-life settings. The value of the case study approach is well recognised in the fields of business, law and policy, but somewhat less so in health services research. Based on our experiences of conducting several health-related case studies, we reflect on the different types of case study design, the specific research questions this approach can help answer, the data sources that tend to be used, and the particular advantages and disadvantages of employing this methodological approach. The paper concludes with key pointers to aid those designing and appraising proposals for conducting case study research, and a checklist to help readers assess the quality of case study reports.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 15 1%
United States 8 <1%
Malaysia 3 <1%
Australia 3 <1%
Portugal 3 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Other 15 1%
Unknown 1348 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 363 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 307 22%
Student > Bachelor 146 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 109 8%
Researcher 93 7%
Other 231 16%
Unknown 152 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 282 20%
Business, Management and Accounting 182 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 180 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 112 8%
Computer Science 83 6%
Other 362 26%
Unknown 200 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 March 2018.
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#1,049,082
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#158
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