chapter  2
Design and conduct of the investigation
WithChris Hewitson
Pages 21

In this chapter, the author provides an account of how the circumstances in which he has conducted his research were subject to change. He seeks to interview members of the special needs team, talk to students, observe work in teaching and learning areas and collect examples of relevant literature such as time-tables, course outlines, publicity materials etc. The author considers that the pilot study and additional data collection would provide data he could analyse along with data gathered at Villiers College, where he anticipated conducting a study over the course of the 1992 – 1993 College year. A further feature that is both relevant to his circumstances and the needs of the field of investigation, is that a case study is flexible and adaptable. The author explains the uncertainties into advantages and incorporated data collection at multiple sites into the design of his research.