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Case-based research in community and social psychology: Introduction to the special issue

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dc.contributor.author Hodgetts, Darrin
dc.contributor.author Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-26T03:50:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-26T03:50:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-09-09
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Hodgetts, D., & Stolte, O. E. E. (2012). Case-based research in community and social psychology: Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 22(5), 379-389. en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn 1052-9284
dc.identifier.issn 1099-1298
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/6660
dc.description.abstract Cases are highly prevalent in teaching and practice in psychology. Case-based research is crucial for engaged and relevant community and applied social psychologies, but is often subject to critique. This editorial responds to such critiques, clarifies various misconceptions regarding this research strategy, and argues for the utility of case-based research. We explore the theoretical basis and implications of case-based research for community action and participative interventions. This special issue offers a collection of articles that showcase the use of a range of methods in case-based research. Contributions include: (i) a conceptual argument regarding the logic of case studies; (ii) a single-person case study; (iii) a group-level case study; (iv) a multi-site case study, (v) a reflection on challenges of participative research, using the action-researcher as the case. These contributions demonstrate how the use of exemplars is crucial for community and applied social psychologists developing knowledge about social issues in complex and diverse societies, with a view to improving the human condition. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Wiley en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology
dc.subject Homelessness en_NZ
dc.title Case-based research in community and social psychology: Introduction to the special issue en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/casp.2124 en_NZ


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