A2 case studies

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  • Created on: 09-10-13 20:03
what is a case study?
they are in depth studies of an individual or a group of individuals
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used in studying rare cases of privation
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strenght 2
data is detailed and in depth improving validity
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ecologically valid because study is carried out in the natural environment of the participant
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weakness 1
interpretations of the researcher could be bias
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cannot be generalised because the results are unique for the individual only
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unreliable because the results could be bias
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weakness 4
it could breach the child's confidentiality if the name of the child is identified
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use in child psychology
uses different research methods(interviews, cognitive tests etc) to access the child's IQ....both qualitative and quantitative data can be gathered...they look at rare cases of privation of a child's development...example Genie's case study
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