Explanatory case study design: Applications in paediatric burns health services research

Simons, Megan, Ziviani, Jenny and Copley, Jodie (2011) Explanatory case study design: Applications in paediatric burns health services research. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 18 5: 250-257.

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Author Simons, Megan
Ziviani, Jenny
Copley, Jodie
Title Explanatory case study design: Applications in paediatric burns health services research
Journal name International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1741-1645
1759-779X
Publication date 2011-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 18
Issue 5
Start page 250
End page 257
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Mark Allen Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Explanatory case study design offers a way to address complex research issues; however
its application in health arenas has been limited.
Contents: This article describes the application of explanatory case study design when investigating
complex, multifactorial phenomena in a clinical setting. To provide an example, this article shows a
case where it was applied to the investigation of functional outcome following burn injury in children,
within the real-life contexts of hospital, home, and school.
Conclusions: Strategies implemented to maintain quality and rigour of the research design, whilst
responding to the inherent difficulties of working in a clinical setting, are outlined. A summary model
of the implementation of explanatory case design is presented to provide a benchmark against which
this methodology, as applied in health research, can be appraised.
Keyword Case study
Evaluation methodology
Explanatory case study design
Outcomes
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Tue, 21 Feb 2012, 09:43:52 EST by Dr Jenny Ziviani on behalf of School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences