Qualitative Case Study

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Based on the social constructionist theoretical grounds, this study is a qualitative brand of research. Qualitative research is a well-known field of assorted research methodologies and practices covering “a multitude of non-positivist research stances” (Arksey & Knight, 1999:20). However, this research needs a particular design or a structure before data collection or analysis can commence. According to Tredoux (1999:311) research design "is perhaps better to take a more fluid view, and to think of a research design as a plan or protocol for a particular piece of research. The plan defines the elements (e.g. variables, participants), their interrelationship and methods (e.g. sampling, measurements) that constitute the piece of research. A…show more content…
Case studies are often seen as a prime example of qualitative research-which adopts an interpretive approach to data, studies ‘things’ within their context and considers the subjective meanings that people bring to their situation (www.nyu.edu). Consequently, the Solid Waste Management (SWM) of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) is a particular case in this study. To collect data through qualitative data collection tools, this study followed interview technique as one of the dominant tools of case study design. 5.1 Data Collection Methods: Robson (1993:304) defines that “collecting the data is about using the selected methods of investigation. Doing it properly means using these methods in a systematic, professional fashion.” Data collection is the main process in every social science research because it is concerned with gathering information. The nature of data in this study is qualitative those are collected through conducting qualitative interview method. 5.2.1 Qualitative…show more content…
Interviews are, therefore, most appropriate where little is already known about the study phenomenon or where detailed insights are required from individual participants. They are also particularly appropriate for exploring sensitive topics, where participants may not want to talk about such issues in a group environment (P. Gill, K. Stewart, E. Treasure and B. Chadwick 2008).The qualitative research interview seeks to describe and the meanings of central themes in the life world of the subjects. The main task in interviewing is to understand the meaning of what the interviewees say (Kvale, 1996). More clearly, a qualitative research interview seeks to cover both a factual and a meaning level, though it is usually more difficult to interview on a meaning level (Kvale,

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