Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Case Study Research in Accounting and Finance
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 x 2 hours
Seminars / Tutorials 4 x 1 hour


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2,500 word essay  20%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   80%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

demonstrate an appreciation of qualitative research methodologies that can be employed in research in the field of accounting and finance

conduct analysis and evaluation of aspects of accounting, governance and audit in both the private and the public sector.

Brief description

This module provides an insight into the nature of case study based research in accounting and finance both in terms of the underlying methodological issues and in terms of the insights that may be derived from the study of specific cases.


The nature, practice and theory of case study research methodology and its application in the field of accounting and audit.
Specific case studies

Reading List

Recommended Text
Alvesson, M and K Skoldberg (2001) Reflexive Methodology: New Vistas for Qualitative Research, Sage Primo search Humphrey, C and B Lee (2005) The Real Life Guide to Accounting Research, Elsevier Primo search Ryan, B, Scapens, R and M Theobald (2002) Research Methodology in Accounting and Finance 2nd edition Thomson Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 7