Menggunakan Studi Kasus sebagai Metode Ilmiah dalam Psikologi

Unika Prihatsanti, Suryanto Suryanto, Wiwin Hendriani
(Submitted 18 September 2018)
(Published 3 December 2018)


As a research method, case studies are often used in qualitative research, but there is no agreement on research procedures. Case studies have been widely used in psychology, which is not only used in the context of research but it has different meanings. The purpose of this article is to provide a description of the case study as a research method, by providing an overview of the procedures for conducting research which includes when case studies can be used, research design, data collection, data validity, and data analysis. This article seeks to help emerging researchers in the field of psychology with several views from Robert Yin and Robert Stake. This article helps researchers to familiarize themselves with the procedures of qualitative research using case studies. A case study approach that is applied correctly can be a valuable method for conducting research, especially in the field of psychology as a means of developing theory, evaluating programs, developing interventions.


case study; psychology; qualitative


Baxter, P., & Jack, S. (2008). Qualitative case study methodology: Study design and implementation for novice researchers. The Qualitative Report, 13(4), 544-559. Diakses dari tqr/vol13/iss4/2

Budi, S. H. (2006). Studi kasus tentang kekerasan terhadap perempuan dalam rumah tangga di kota Yogyakarta. Humanitas, 3(2), 75-86

Caesari, Yasinta, K., & Listiara, A. (2013). Kuliah versus organisasi: Studi kasus mengenai strategi belajar pada mahasiswa yang aktif dalam organisasi mahasiswa pecinta alam Universitas Diponegoro. Jurnal Psikologi Undip, 11(1), 2013. doi: 10.14710/jpu.12.2.164-175 

Cope, D. (2015). Case study research methodology in nursing research. Oncology Nursing, 42(6), 681-882 . doi: 10.1188/15.ONF.

Eisenhardt, K. M. (1989). Building theories from case study research. The Academy of Management Review, 14(4), 532-550. doi: 10.2307/258557

Flyvbjerg, B. (2006). Five misunderstandings about case-study research. Qualitative Inquiry, 12(2), 219-245. doi: 10.1177/ 1077800405284363

Hartley, J. (2004). Case study research dalam Cassel, D & Symon, G. Essential guide to

qualitatice methods in organiza­tional research (eds). London: SAGE Publications. doi: 10.4135/ 9781446280119.n9.

 Hendriani, W. (2017). Adaptasi positif pada resiliensi akademik mahasiswa doktoral. Humanitas, 14(2), 139-149

Hentz, P. (2017). Overview of case study research. Dalam Chesnay, M. (Eds). Qualitative designs and Methods in Nursing (pp.1-10). New York:

Hodgetts, D. J., & Stolte, O. M. E. (2012). Case-based research in community and social pychology: Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 22, 379–389. doi: 10.1002/casp.2124

Idowu, O. M. (2016). Criticisms, constraints and constructions of case study research strategy. Asian Journal of Business and Management, 4(5), 184-188

Johanson, R. (2003). Case study methodology. International Conference “Methodolo­gies in Housing Research” organised by the Royal Institute of Technology in cooperation with the International Association of People–Environment Studies, Stockholm, 22–24 September 2003.

Krampen, D., & Krampen, G. (2016). Case studies in clinical psychology: Are we giving up a publication type and methodology in research on and teaching of psychopathology and psychotherapy?. International Journal of Psychological Studies; 8(3). doi: 0.5539/ ijps.v8n3p173.

Manurung, N. (2012). School refusal pada anak

sekolah dasar. Jurnal Psikologi Undip, 11(2), 2012. doi: 10.14710/ jpu.11.1.10

Merriam, S. B. (2009). Qualitative research: A guide to design and implementation. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. doi: 10.12691/rpbs-2-1-4.

Merriam, S. B., & Tisdel, E. J. (2015). Qualitative research: A guide to design and implementation. Fourth edition. San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass.

Nurmala, D., Anam, C., & Suyono, H. (2006). Studi kasus perempuan lesbian (butchy) di Yogyakarta. Indonesian Psychological Journal, 3(1), 28-37

 Novita., & Siswati. (2010). Pengaruh social stories terhadap keterampilan sosial anak dengan Attention-Deficit Hyper­activity Disorder (ADHD): Studi eksperimental desain kasus tunggal di Sekolah Alam Ar-Ridho Semarang. Jurnal Psikologi Undip, 8(2), 102-116. doi: 10.14710/jpu.8.2.102-116.

Rahardanto, M., & Subandi. (2012). From acute pain to intense elation: The psychological dynamics of five indivi­duals who

experienced spirit posses­sion. Jurnal Psikologi, 39(1), 25-45. doi: 10.22146/jpsi.6965.

Stake, R. (1995). The art of case research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. doi: 10.2307/329758.

Saidiyah, S., & Julianto, V. (2016). Problem pernikahan dan strategi penyele­saiannya: Studi kasus pada pasangan suami isteri dengan usia perkawinan dibawah sepuluh tahun. Jurnal Psikologi Undip. 15(2), 124-133. doi: 10.14710/ jpu.15.2.124-133 

Tellis, W. M. (1997). Introduction to case studi. The Qualitative Report, 3(2), 1-14. Diakses dari qr/ vol3/iss2/4

Yuliawan, & Himam, F. (2007). The grasschopper phenomenon: Studi kasus terhadap professional yang sering berpindah pekerjaan. Jurnal Psikologi, 34(1). doi: 10.22146/jpsi.7090.

 Yin, R. K. (2002). Case study research: Design and methods (2rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.



Full Text: PDF

DOI: 10.22146/buletinpsikologi.38895


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2018 Buletin Psikologi

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.