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Book review: sampling and choosing cases in qualitative research: a realist approach by Nick Emmel

St Denny, Emily (2014) Book review: sampling and choosing cases in qualitative research: a realist approach by Nick Emmel. LSE Review of Books (13 May 2014). Website.

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Abstract

In Sampling and Choosing Cases in Qualitative Research, Nick Emmel evaluates widely used sampling strategies, identifying key theoretical assumptions and considering how empirical and theoretical claims are made from these diverse methods. Drawing on case studies from across the social sciences Emmel shows how ideas drive choices, how cases are used to work out the relation between ideas and evidence, and why it is not the size of a sample that matters, it is how cases are used to interpret and explain that counts. Emily St Denny finds that the book’s greatest value lies in encouraging practitioners to reflect on the assumptions and choices we make regarding what we perceive to be the nature of existence, reality, and the purpose of social science research.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 09:24
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57480

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