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The Case Study Method in Organic Research

Midmore, Peter; Padel, Susanne and Schermer, Markus (2009) The Case Study Method in Organic Research. Poster at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, May 30 and 31, 2006.

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This paper argues that the systematic complexity of agriculture requires a methodological pluralism, and that case studies, used hitherto as an ad hoc and exploratory approach, might be developed as a rigorous and appropriate investigational tool in their own right, with particular relevance for the organic sector. It provides a review of the main outlines of the approach and illustrates its application in the context of marketing initiatives and their impact on rural development processes. It concludes that important insights into how and why policies work can be obtained from a comparative case study framework, which cannot be wholly obtained from other approaches.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Food systems > Markets and trade
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 1: Research in sustainable systems
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:8533
Deposited On:19 May 2006
Last Modified:13 May 2010 09:12

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