Theory-Testing With Cases
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.
|Keywords||necessary condition, sample case study, single case study, sufficient condition, theory-testing|
|JEL||Economic Methodology (jel B41), Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting (jel M), New Firms; Startups (jel M13), Management of Technological Innovation and R&D (jel O32)|
|Publisher||Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)|
Hak, A, & Dul, J. (2009). Theory-Testing With Cases (No. ERS-2009-037-ORG). ERIM report series research in management Erasmus Research Institute of Management. Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/16206