Case Study Research

LecturerProf. Martin Wiener
(TU Dresden)
DateThursday, January 20, 2022, 01:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Friday, January 21, 2022, 09:00 am – 3:00 pm
Seminar Content After a short introduction to qualitative research (methods), the seminar will build on Robert K. Yin’s (2017) seminal textbook to introduce and review key concepts, techniques, and strategies along the different stages of case study research, namely:
(1) How to know whether and when to use the case study as a research method;
(2) Designing case studies;
(3) Preparing to collect case study evidence;
(4) Collecting case study evidence;
(5) Analyzing case study evidence;
(6) Reporting case studies.
For each stage, there will be a discussion of illustrative examples taken from a case study recently published in a top-tier journal and/or hands-on exercises. Toward the end of the seminar, participants will be asked to develop and present an initial design for a future case study of their choosing. The seminar will conclude with a discussion of common misunderstandings about case study research and an open Q&A session.
There will be two mandatory reading assignments. Participants are expected to read the assigned articles prior to attending the seminar.
CertificatePh.D. students from the Faculty of Economics, TU Dresden can earn a certificate according to § 9 of the Ph.D. doctoral regulations (PromO 2018):
Ph.D. students of Business Management: § 9 (1) Nr. 5 or 6
Ph.D. students of Business Informatics: § 9 (1) Nr. 6
Ph.D. students of Economics: § 9 (1) Nr. 6

Ph.D. students from other universities can earn a certificate as well.
Assignment(1) Reading of/familiarization with preassigned articles
Mandatory Readings:
  • Paré, G. (2004) “Investigating Information Systems with Positivist Case Research,” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 13(1), Article 18.
  • Maruping, L. M., and Matook, S. (2020) “The Multiplex Nature of the Customer Representative Role in
    Agile Information Systems Development,” MIS Quarterly, 44(3), pp. 1411-1437.
Additional readings:
  • Dubé, L., and Paré, G. (2003) “Rigor in Information Systems Positivist Case Research: Current Practices,
    Trends, and Recommendations,” MIS Quarterly, 27(4), pp. 597-635.
  • Flyvbjerg, B. (2006) “Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research,“ Qualitative Inquiry, 12(2),
    pp. 219-245.
  • Weber, R. (2004) “The Rhetoric of Positivism Versus Interpretivism: A Personal View,” MIS Quarterly, 28(1), pp. iii-xii.
(2) Attendance and active participation in the seminar
RegistrationParticipation is limited (max. 20). The registration deadline is set for 31.12.2021.

To register send an e-mail to Dr. Uta Schwarz:
Phone: +49 351 463-33141