The Applicability of Case Study Findings and the Main Components of Historical

THE APPLICABILITY OF CASE STUDY FINDINGS AND THE MAIN COMPONENTS OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH and number: s name:Date submitted:The Applicability of Case Study Findings and the Main Components of Historical ResearchResearchers go into research work with very specific aim and objectives that they aspire to achieve with the findings that produce from their research. Very often it is expected that even though the outcomes of such studies will address the very research problems that are studied, the findings can be extended to other populations so as to regard the study having reliability (Dorn et al., 2013). These other populations were the findings are expected to be replicated must have relatively same variables as the research setting used in the study. In case studies however, Gall, Gall and Borg (2007) noted that the application of findings have often been very limited. There are a number of reasons that can be attributed to this. In the first place, the unique characteristics of the research setting where the case study was carried may be difficult to find in other areas and so applicability of findings in other context becomes challenging (He and Opposs, 2012). Again, most of the variables in case studies have been noted to change very rapidly with time. This is another condition that affects that applicability of case study findings negatively.On historical researches, Gall, Gall and Borg (2007) noted that there are very specific components of these that make them unique from other forms of research. More importantly, the approach to conducting historical research has been said to be an important factor that affects outcomes. To get very accurate outcomes that can be considered applicable to present situations, it is admonished that there will be the extensive use of primary resources of data for historical research. The idea is that using primary sources of data makes it possible to have evidence that justify the occurrence of events in the historical contexts within which the research is performed (Dorn et al., 2013). For example to undertake a historical research on the abolition of slave trade, it will be important to use such primary sources of data such as books or newspaper articles that were produced at the time of the event. Doing so helps in finding the real validity behind the claims that are made in such studies.ReferencesDorn et al. (2013). Longitudinal Reliability of Self-Reported Age at Menarche in Adolescent Girls: Variability across Time and Setting. Developmental Psychology, 49(6), p1187-1193Gall M. D., Gall J. P. and Borg W. R. (2007). Educational Research: An Introduction (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.He, Q and Opposs, D. (2012). The Reliability of Results from National Tests, Public Examinations, and Vocational Qualifications in England. Educational Research and Evaluation, 18(8), p779-799