The Use of Qualitative Content Analysis in Case Study Research

Florian Kohlbacher

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Abstract

This paper aims at exploring and discussing the possibilities of applying qualitative content
analysis as a (text) interpretation method in case study research. First, case study research as a
research strategy within qualitative social research is briefly presented. Then, a basic introduction
to (qualitative) content analysis as an interpretation method for qualitative interviews and other data
material is given. Finally the use of qualitative content analysis for developing case studies is examined
and evaluated. The author argues in favor of both case study research as a research strategy
and qualitative content analysis as a method of examination of data material and seeks to encourage
the integration of qualitative content analysis into the data analysis in case study research.
Original languageGerman (Austria)
Pages (from-to)1-30
JournalForum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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