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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