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The Case Study Approach in Socio-economic Research)
Author/s: Barbara Sena 
Year:  2016 Issue: 111 Language: Italian 
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DOI:  10.3280/SR2016-111001
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Barbara Sena, The Case Study Approach in Socio-economic Research) in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 111/2016, pp. 5-22, DOI:10.3280/SR2016-111001


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