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EdD. Research Guide: Case Studies

This guide is designed as a component of EDUC 3001: Fundamentals of Research in the University of Pittsburgh's Online Doctor of Education (EdD) program.

Education Journals

Links direct to journal homepages where you can search by keyword, browse recent articles, or locate a specific issue. 

Online Resources

Searching ERIC

The examples below demonstrate how to build a search in ERIC to locate case studies.  Utilizing the Thesaurus, combining multiple keywords, and field searching will all help provide a more comprehensive and targeted search. 

If you would like to explore either of the example topics, click on the image to be taken to the results page in ERIC. Note: you must be logged in through Pitt Passport to access these searches. 

Building a search in the ERIC database: competency-based education AND case studies


Building a search in the ERIC database: community partnerships AND case studies

Searching PITTCat

Use PITTCat Classic and PITTCat+ to locate education case studies. This is a great place to use subject headings and keywords to quickly find materials within the catalog. A few suggested terms are listed below to get your search started: 

  • Educational Change
  • Educational Innovation
  • School Improvement Programs
  • Case Studies

Books From The Catalog