Four steps are proposed to assist the novice researcher analyse their data that has been collected using a case study method. The first step proposes the creation of a data repository using basic relational database theory. The second step involves creating codes to identify the respective ‘chunks’ of data. These resulting codes are then analysed and rationalised. The third step involves analysing the case study data by generating a variety of reports. The fourth step generates the final propositions by linking the rationalised codes back to the initial propositions and where appropriate new propositions are generated. The outcome of these steps is a series of propositions that reflect the nature of the data associated with the case studies data.
Atkinson, John, "Four Steps to Analyse Data from a Case Study Method" (2002). ACIS 2002 Proceedings. Paper 38.