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'The Methodological and Pedagogical Principles of the Use of Case Studies in Research and Teaching'

Nov 29, 2012, 12pm-1:30pm

Professors Richard Phidd and James Simeon will discuss that case studies have been proven to be one of the essential research and teaching tools in the social sciences and many of the professions. This lunch time talk will explore some of the methodological and pedagogical principles of the use of case studies in research and teaching in public policy and administration. They will also show that the case study method has been demonstrated to be effective in accelerating student learning and giving students a sense of what it is like to be in a particular situational setting or environment. For instance, case studies in public administration not only provide students with an opportunity to analyze scenarios and problem-solve but also give them insights into what it is like to be working as a manager or administrator in the public service. The case study method as a research tool provides the researcher with a systematic way of analyzing real life situations, events, activities and processes to be able to discern key variables, distinct patterns and relationships to help to explain particular phenomena within the public bureaucracy.


Location:Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College
Sponsor:Hosted by the Office of the Master, McLaughlin College
Posted by:Lorraine Myrie
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