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Today: Case Studies. My guests: Fran Vavrus and Lesley Bartlett . They have a new co-written book entitled Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach, which will be published by Routledge later this year.

Fran and Lesley contend that the recent conceptual shifts in the social sciences, some of which have been discussed by previous guests on this show, demand that case studies re-configure their approach towards culture, context, space, place, and comparison.

Fran Vavrus is a professor in the college of education and human development at the University of Minnesota.

Lesley Bartlett is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

They have written an exclusive summary of their forthcoming book, Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach, for FreshEd listeners, which can be downloaded here.