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Multiple comparative case study New Zealanda and Peru

Posted By: Maria Nieto on January 22, 2018
I welcome your proposal to scrutinize traditional case study theories and ensure the alignment of the epistemological framework with the implementation of the case study.
In my doctoral research (College of Education, University of Canterbury), I study three cases of secondary schools, two in New Zealand and one in Peru. I examine each case in the last 10 years to understand how they implemented a pedagogy based on the ethics of care.
From my experience in this research it makes a lot of sense for you to propose:
- avoid "prematurely bounding the case", look for a horizontal axis of comparison (in my case two different regions of the world), and a time axis to understand processes that evolve over time.
I consider that the study of the cases must be "pervious", that is, in permanent contextualization.
I do not totally discard the notion of "bounding a case", as long as, as I say, the case is contextualized, and it is understood that it is not "closed" but rather it is permeable.
I am glad to celebrate the connection that you establish with Maxwell's theories of interactive design, it is precisely the framework that I have used for my work.
Maria Carolina Nieto
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