Benbasat et al. (1987) The Case Research Strategy in Studies of Information Systems Case Research

Benbasat, Izak and Goldstein, David K. and Mead, Melissa

Abstract

This article defines and discusses one of these qualitative methods - the case research strategy. Suggestions are provided for researchers who wish to undertake research employing this approach. Criteria for the evaluation of case research are established and several characteristics useful for categorizing the studies are identified. A sample of papers drawn from information systems journals is reviewed. The paper concludes with examples of research areas that are particularly well-suited to investigation using the case research approach.

Citation Izak Benbasat, David K. Goldstein, Melissa Mead (1987). The Case Research Strategy in Studies of Information Systems Case Research. MIS quarterly, vol. 11 no. 3, pp. 369–386. DOI

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BibTex entry for this article:

@article{benbasat1987case,
author = {Benbasat, Izak and Goldstein, David K. and Mead, Melissa},
doi = {10.2307/248684},
isbn = {0276-7783},
issn = {0276-7783},
journal = {MIS quarterly},
number = {3},
pages = {369--386},
pmid = {15835262},
title = {{The Case Research Strategy in Studies of Information Systems Case Research}},
volume = {11},
year = {1987}
}

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Keywords:

Case Study Research, Case study research, Design Science, data collec- tion, information systems, qualita- tive methods, research methods

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