Unit 6. Case study: empirical or interpretative approach

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Unit 6. Case study: empirical or interpretative approach

  1. 1. Unit 6<br />Case study<br />Empiricist and interpretative theory<br />
  2. 2. Case study<br />This case study will count as 10% of your final grade<br />Case studies are done in groups of 2 (our 3 when numbers are uneven)<br />
  3. 3. Question<br />Choose one paradigm as a starting point for your research<br />empiricist<br />interpretative<br />
  4. 4. For each case study the students will write a statement on what is the best paradigm to approach the research question. (approximately 350 words)<br />(The students are not supposed to answer the research question, just give arguments why they think a certain paradigm will fit the research)<br />
  5. 5. criteria<br />Understanding the paradigms (the student is familiar with the characteristics of both paradigms)<br />Formulating your own opinion on the research paradigms<br />Clear argumentation<br />English<br />
  6. 6. Things to avoid<br />Woolly language; be clear and precise<br />Fallacies, for example:<br />Petitioprincipii, circular argument<br />Ad verecundiam, authloritative argument<br />
  7. 7. Grocery Goliath<br />
  8. 8. Will a (new) super center on Aruba attract customers<br />
  9. 9. Do incentives raise profit?<br />
  10. 10. Incentives and production<br />A certain coffee company on Aruba wants to increase sales, would giving incentives to employees help? <br />

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