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By Roger Gomm, Martyn Hammersley, Peter Foster

This can be the main complete advisor to the present makes use of and value of case examine tools in social examine. The editors assemble key contributions from the sphere which mirror diversified interpretations of the aim and ability of case learn study. The handle matters akin to: the matter of generalizing from research of a small variety of circumstances; and the position of case research in constructing and checking out theories. The editors provide in-depth tests of the most arguments. An annotated bibliography of the literature facing case examine examine makes this an exhaustive and fundamental advisor.

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And there are certainly no absolute laws. The issue, as we shall, see, is what it is to which the 'generalization' is relative. (3) Dependence on the assumption of freedom from time and context Kaplan has reminded us that nomic generalizations, at least, must be of a form that is 'always and everywhere the case, provided only that the appropriate conditions are satisfied'. But all of our experience tells us that there are always many 'conditions, contingencies, and disjunctions' (Wiles, 1981) that must be taken into account.

What is described in the 'thick description' of course depends on the focus of the inquiry, or whether it is a research, evaluation or policy analysis inquiry, and on the salient features of the context. The descrip­ tion must specify everything that a reader may need to know in order to understand the findings (findings are not part of the thick description, although they must be interpreted in the terms of the factors thickly described). [ . ] . Holographic generalization We could not close this chapter without pointing out several implica­ tions of the Schwartz and Ogilvy 'new' paradigm that may yet have The Only Generalization 41 enormous consequences for the whole idea of generalization.

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