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Case Study As A Means To Document And Promote Creative Pattern Cutting Processes, Ellen Mckinney Feb 2013

Case Study As A Means To Document And Promote Creative Pattern Cutting Processes, Ellen Mckinney

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Practical experiences of traditional and emerging processes in creative pattern cutting can be successfully documented and promoted through case study. Case study is a comprehensive research strategy for investigating an empirical topic by following a set of pre-specified procedures (Yin, 1994). The case study method is different from research methods such as experiments and surveys where statistical generalization is used to extend the results to a larger population. In the case study method, analytic generalization is used to generalize from the case study to theoretical propositions. This paper explores reasons and solutions for undocumented pattern cutting knowledge. Pattern cutters mentally ...