Publication details

Jak vybrat „případy“ do případové studie a pracovat s nimi v právu: poznatky z výzkumu na pomezí práva a politologie

Investor logo
Title in English How to select and develop case studies in law: Insights from law and politics research


Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Jurisprudence
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Law

Web Open access časopisu
Field Law sciences
Keywords Case study; case; case selection; methodology; law and politics
Attached files
Description This paper deals with fundamental aspects of case study research and its primary aim is to show that the case study method is able to increase theoretical relevance of legal research. First, we explain what is a “case” and what are the possibilities of generalization beyond a single case. The core of the paper then focuses on the question of case selection in theoretically oriented case studies. The paper argues in favour the theory-driven techniques of case selection and describes five case selection techniques – a prototypical case, the most difficult case, a deviant case, the most similar cases and the most different cases. In order to illustrate the use of these techniques in practice we provide examples from law and politics research under each technique.
Related projects:

You are running an old browser version. We recommend updating your browser to its latest version.

More info