Case Study Approach

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Creswell (2014) explains that Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches are three approaches to research. He defines qualitative research as “An approach for exploring and understanding the meaning individuals or groups ascribe to a social or human problem” (p. 4). Creswell and Poth (2017) discuss in great details their five qualitative approaches to inquiry: narrative, phenomenological, grounded theory, ethnographic, and case study. They recommend to researchers to identify clearly their qualitative inquiry approach for their work to be classified as scholarly study. My case study qualitative research aims to explore if there is a relationship between the use of technology when teaching math and reduced anxiety of math in ninth …show more content…
History and Sources of Data Creswell and Poth (2017) explain that “Case study research has a long, distinguished history across many disciplines” (p. 97). It is very popular in psychology, medicine, law, and political science. Hamel, Dufour, and Fortin (1993) (as cited in Creswell and Poth, 2017) have been able to track down, through sociology and anthropology, the genesis of modern social science case studies. For my study, I decide to use a Case Study Approach. “The case study approach is particularly useful to employ when there is a need to obtain an in-depth appreciation of an issue, event or phenomenon of interest, in its natural real-life context” (Crowe et al., 2011, p. 1). Yin (2014) explains that case study research is interested in studying case(s) delimited by a …show more content…
This action research study will be conducted at a Community High School that services students’ ages 15 – 20 years old located in the southern region of Palm Beach County, Florida. The school starts at 7:30 am and closes at 2:50 pm. It operates according to block schedule of an average of one hundred ten minutes at the exception of the first period, which is fifty-five minutes. Teachers meet their students every other day with the exception of the first period where they meet every day. In general, the beginning of the school year starts the third week of August and ends the first week of June. The school is a Title 1 one. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES, 2017), this program aims to assure the quality of the education provided by the schools to the low-income students by assisting financially those schools. As of the last week of October two thousand seventeen, the school enrolls two thousand three hundred students. Based on the Palm Beach School District website, there are five hundred twenty students in ninth grade equally divided between male and female. The school has one principal, seven assistant principals, one Exceptional Student Education (ESE) coordinator, and one English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

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