Case Study Research Article
An analysis of a case study research article
A case study research is normally conducted to look into a particular challenge in a large number of people. Case studies are conducted along with previous researches to enhance or create a particular theory.
. In this essay, the CASP rubric is used to analyze a research article in order to assess the quality of the research. The article examined in this essay is “International Journal of Information Management” and has been written by Jane Coughlan, Mark Lycett and Robert Macredie (Coughlan et al., 2005).
Analysis of the Research Article
The authors have clearly stated the purpose and goal of their …show more content…
The paper has clearly outlined the fit between the qualitative methodology and the study questions. However the research does not provide explanations to why semi structured interview methodology was selected over unstructured interview. The research stated that they had selected a four dimensional communication framework design known as the “PICTURE”. The research has explained four reasons for the appropriateness of the design for this particular study. The research has answered the question of when, why and how the design was selected. The score in this measure is therefore …show more content…
The researchers used open-ended questions together with close-ended questions to collect data while maintaining the phenomenon under study. The authors did not provide citations on the use of open-ended and closed ended questions in their study. The managers were interviewed in their respective companies. The authors have not offered a justification for this kind of decision. The authors have also not acknowledged data saturation. The score for this measure is 2.
The authors did not describe the relationship between the researchers and the managers. Bracketing enables the researcher to set aside his experiences and adopts a fresh perspective to the study phenomenon (Creswell, 2012). The article scores 3 on this dimension.
The authors have maintained that participants engaged in the process voluntarily. In addition, confidentiality was maintained through the use of pseudonyms. Before the commencement of the research, the authors obtained ethical approval from the relevant bodies. The paper scores 4 on this measure.
The data was thoroughly analyzed and the authors have provided a detailed explanation on how this happened. The paper scores 4 on this