A Case for Case Studies

Abstract

This essay attempts to look beyond the long-standing qualitative-quantitative tug of war in studying society. It takes as an example one approach, the case study, that often acts as a bridge between the positivist and interpretive epistemological positions. Arguing the case for more openness in the choice of methods, it makes a plea for move beyond the conventional approaches and explores exciting alternatives.social science, society, Qualitative modes, Case-Study Research, social action, actors, anecdotal, census, population, girl child, sociological fallacy, the researcher, Self Help Groups (SHGs), micro-credit, economic activities, Empowerment, researcher, violence

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This paper was published in Research Papers in Economics.

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