Title: An enquiry-analysis framework 'EBM-REP' for qualitative research

Authors: Jitesh Thakkar, Arun Kanda, S.G. Deshmukh

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, AD Patel Institute of Technology (ADIT), PO Box 052, Vitthal Udyognagar 388121, Anand, Gujarat, India. ' Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India. ' Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India

Abstract: This paper aims to deliver a comprehensive understanding on case study research and a framework called |EBM-REP| for knowledge integration. Despite the merits like |theory building on how and why basis|, case study methodology discourages the researchers for its inability to establish theoretical territory. The proposed conceptualisation can be seen as an attempt towards deepening the understanding in case research on a |systems| perspective| (Senge, 1994) by breaking a situation into salient components, analysing them and integrating the results to provide new insights.

Keywords: case study research; interpretive management research; qualitative research; systems thinking; knowledge integration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2008.018048

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2008 Vol.5 No.5, pp.557 - 580

Published online: 28 Apr 2008 *

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