If you go and see your doctor or a therapist, you’ll become a ‘case’ to them. They’ll want to know a lot more about you.
Similarly, sociological case studies involve putting a social group, an event or a place ‘under the microscope’.
This film looks at a classic sociological study, The Kendal Project: A Spiritual Revolution? to show:
- why case studies are used in sociology
- what they provide for the sociologist and
- the extent to which findings can be generalised.