Theory-testing with cases

A Hak, Jan Dul

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Theory-testing with cases is ascertaining whether the empirical evidence in a case or in a sample of cases either supports or does not support the theory. There are two methodologies for theory-testing with cases, (a) testing in a single case (‘theory-testing single case study’), and (b) testing in a sample of cases (‘theory-testing sample case study’). The functional form of the proposition that is tested determines which of these two methodologies should be used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of case study research
EditorsA.J. Mills, G Durepos, E Wiebe
Place of PublicationThousand Oaks
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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