Pattern Matching and Ganeralisation

Pattern Matching

The ideas of pattern-matching to link the data to propositions describe by Cambell (1975) whereby several piece of information from the same case maybe related to some theoretical proposition. Trochim (1999) suggested that pattern-matching as one of the most desirable strategies of analysis. This technique will compare an empirical-based pattern with predicted one. If the pattern match, the internal reliability of the study is enhance. It will be also considered as part of the strategies taken to refine the development of technology transfer framework. The framework predicted and derive from the case study will be compares and check for the similarity with three validation’s case studies that will conducted later and also with the general survey. The pattern will be check whether it fit into the predicted pattern. The differences and similarities were then will use to refine the reliability of the framework before any conclusion can be made.


Representative for this case, tendency on uniqueness of particular circumstances of the case, generalize on the basis into one instance. Although a study on one company practicing benchmarking in the industry to be treated and represent the whole industry and some respect is unique but it is one of the type and single example of a broader class of thing. The extent to which findings from the case study can be generalize to other example in the class depends on how far the case study example is similar to others of its type (Densconbe, 1998) As such a comparison for ganeraralisation purpose might call for the inclusion of details on the following factors:

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