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strategy for this thesis. 3.4 DATA COLLECTION
Yin (1994) states six different sources of evidence for conducting a case study: interviews,
documentation, archival records, direct observations, participant observations and physical
artifacts. Denscombe (2000) argues that the sources should be combined if possible, which is
also supported by Yin (1994), both these author’s referrers to this as triangulation. According
to Yin (1994) the use of triangulation in case studies allow the investigator to address
historical, attitudinal, and behavioral issues in a broad range. The author further states that no
single source has an advantage over the others. Instead the different sources of evidence
complement each other, since they all have strengths and weaknesses. When conducting a
case study the researcher should try to use multiple sources of evidence in order to improve
the validity and reliability of the thesis. With this in mind we will use multiple sources of data
in order to perform this study and confirm the research results in a broad range perspec...
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