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The case study methodology in place management research and practice

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Abstract


  • Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assist those in the relatively new field of place management to undertake sound and appropriate research for which there is a current need.

    Approach: This paper identifies and provides an interpretation of key terms associated with research in the social and behavioural sciences and then recommends the case study methodology as being appropriate for research in place management.

    Findings: Based on a review of the literature, this paper offers a viewpoint about the meaning and application of the terms methodology, methods, ways, strategies and approaches when they are applied to research.

    Research implications: The work contributes to assisting new researchers generally and specifically those researchers and practitioners involved in place management.

    Practical implications: The paper is of use to practitioners in that it identifies some areas of research and would be of assistance at the very least in the commissioning and interpreting of research reports.

    Originality/value of paper: The paper is of value to new researchers seeking to comprehend the varying interpretations of research terminology and to assist with academic research and best practice in place management.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Kerr, G. M., Noble, G. I. & Glynn, J. (2008). The case study methodology in place management research and practice. Institute of Place Management Conference 2008 (pp. 36-48). London: Manchester Metropolitan University - Business School.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3022&context=commpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1973

Start Page


  • 36

End Page


  • 48

Abstract


  • Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assist those in the relatively new field of place management to undertake sound and appropriate research for which there is a current need.

    Approach: This paper identifies and provides an interpretation of key terms associated with research in the social and behavioural sciences and then recommends the case study methodology as being appropriate for research in place management.

    Findings: Based on a review of the literature, this paper offers a viewpoint about the meaning and application of the terms methodology, methods, ways, strategies and approaches when they are applied to research.

    Research implications: The work contributes to assisting new researchers generally and specifically those researchers and practitioners involved in place management.

    Practical implications: The paper is of use to practitioners in that it identifies some areas of research and would be of assistance at the very least in the commissioning and interpreting of research reports.

    Originality/value of paper: The paper is of value to new researchers seeking to comprehend the varying interpretations of research terminology and to assist with academic research and best practice in place management.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Kerr, G. M., Noble, G. I. & Glynn, J. (2008). The case study methodology in place management research and practice. Institute of Place Management Conference 2008 (pp. 36-48). London: Manchester Metropolitan University - Business School.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3022&context=commpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1973

Start Page


  • 36

End Page


  • 48