Critical Analysis using Four Case Studies Across Industries

In this chapter, Graf discusses how she applied the pragmativist ideology using an integrated critical analysis with multiple case studies. This method applies the critical analysis literature review and interpretive critical thinking techniques (from the perspective of the researcher), as a multiple case study (N=4). The cases were drawn from business, engineering, healthcare, and high er education industries. The unit of analysis in the research strategy was the ‘creative use of critical thinking skills in critical analysis across four case studies’, an inductive within-group focus (since there was an overall analysis and not a comparison between cases). The level of analysis was the organization. The generalization target was to all practitioner-scholars in academia and in organizations intending to use these methods.

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Publication Type: 
Book Chapter
Linnaya M. Graf
Year of Publication: 
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
The Palgrave Handbook of Research Design in Business and Management
Date Published: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015
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ISBN Number: 
978 - 1137379924
Kenneth D. Strang
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