Unstructured Case Study Disadvantages

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- Case study research: a form of qualitative research that is focused on providing a detailed account of one or more cases. Case studies can capture the process under study in very detailed form. It is a highly flexible approach which offers to fully utilize the potential of methods employed. The only limitation of this approach is that generally concentration is on one case or a few cases hence generalization becomes a problem. Case study can include study of an individual, a family, a community, an organization and so on. Researcher considers it as one unit. For example a detailed study on functioning of an organization or a case study of a particular community to find out about differentials in child rearing practices of girls and boys.…show more content…
All the respondents are asked the same set of accurate and precise questions. The purpose is to reduce interviewer’s bias and to help make an objective…show more content…
The questions are not decided in advance, hence different questions are asked from each respondent. The conversation between the interviewee and the interviewer is free- flowing and flexible in nature. Interviewees are encouraged to express themselves more as compared to structures interviews. However if the interviewer is not efficient then the discussion might lose its focus and take another direction which might not lead to any conclusion.
(iii) Semi-Structured Interview is a blend of structured and unstructured, where the interviewer will ask a small list of similar questions to all respondents. Here the tool is more in the form of a guideline, it only comprises of important points so that the researcher might not miss out on any information.
- Focus group discussions (FGD): a group of people are asked about their perceptions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes towards an issue under study. Open ended questions are asked in an interactive group setting where participants are free to discuss an issue with other group members. The researcher only plays the role of a facilitator, triggering the discussion and noting the

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