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This paper is specifically aimed at coming up with an innovative insight with regard to application of the case study being a tool of importance in educational research with the suggestions of the possibility of making it a research strategy of prime importance that is responsible for the development of the theory of education that potentially illuminates the policy in addition to the practice. There are diverse kinds of the case studies that are applicable in an educational setting, the most common ones being the theory-seeking, the theory testing, the story telling, the picture drawing in addition to the case studies that are evaluative in nature.
The choice of case study method in a study of universities with high degree of completion rates among minority doctoral students is based on the fact that, apart from the issue of the application of the samples in addition to the adoption of a protocol that is rigid for the sake of examining some variables on a limited scale, the approach that is applied in the instance of case studies apply in depth as well as longitudinal examination of the events of a single instance that is the case. They are responsible for the provision of an approach that is systematic for addressing the events. This issue makes the application of the case study as the most suitable approach of research in the case of universities with high degree completion rates among minority doctoral students. The methods of data collection, the analysis of the information in addition to the reporting of the results are also conducted in a manner that is systematic. This contributes to a high degree of sharpened understanding of the cause of the happenings in the manner that they did by the researcher leading to coherent data and conclusions. The potential issue that may require important consideration for a future extensive research is also identified in the process. Case studies are consequential to the generation as well as testing of the hypothesis.
The choice of case study method in a study of universities with high degree of completion rates among minority doctoral students is also based on the fact that they are closely related to the research strategy. This implies to the empirical inquiry with the intention of conducting the investigation about a phenomenon that lies in the context of a real life situation. The effectiveness of the case studies in universities with high degree of completion rates among minority doctoral students is based on the fact that they are single as well as multiple. They are also in their best position to incorporate the quantitative evidence as they depend on the multiple sources in as far as their evidence is concerned. They are therefore able to derive their benefits from the initial developments in as far as theoretical proportions are concerned. Case studies have got some disparities with quantitative research and confusion in this case should always be avoided. They are compatible with being mixed in any ratio with the quantitative as well as qualitative evidence (Huba & Freed, 1999).