Judging the quality of case study reports Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, the authors outline how quality can be judged in the typical product of alternative paradigm inquiry, the case report. Their earlier work has focused on judging the quality of the inquiry process; this paper focuses on the product. They propose and discuss four criteria: resonance, rhetoric, empowerment, and applicability. 1990 Taylor & Francis Ltd.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

author list (cited authors)

  • Lincoln, Y. S., & Guba, E. G.

citation count

  • 157

complete list of authors

  • Lincoln, Yvonna S||Guba, Egon G

publication date

  • January 1990