Text topic: METHODOLOGY OF MODERN SOCIAL RESEARCH – PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES
Text author: Срђан Шљукић и Марица Шљукић
This paper deals with case study research as a qualitative method that has not been much written about in the Serbian sociology. In the first part, the authors discuss the very concept of case study research, its main forms, features and limits. Case study research is especially convenient for researches on a sociologically “unknown” terrain, and one of its main features is the use of numerous qualitative and quantitative data gathering techniques. In the second part of the paper, a methodological analysis of the research the authors conducted using case study method is presented. Differently from some other methods, case study research usually offers a closer contact with the real and live social world.