International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Exploring Participants’ Experiences Using Case Study
Titus O. Pacho

A case study enables social researchers to examine the experiences of participants within a specific context in detail. It involves a study of a particular case from which general principles and rules can be drawn while relying on the analysis of the social context that reflects everyday experience. This article provides practical guidance on how to conduct a qualitative research involving a case studyto develop a theoretical explanation of a social phenomenon while paying sufficient attention to potential criticisms. It is founded on my personal experience of a service-learning programme referred to as the ‘Apostolate’.The argument is broad, including an appropriately high proportion of application.

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