The Case Study Anthology

The Case Study Anthology

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By (author) Robert K. Yin

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  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 250mm x 16mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 24 June 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Thousand Oaks
  • ISBN 10: 0761929266
  • ISBN 13: 9780761929260
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 927,938

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Rather than offer descriptions of cases or short three paragraph samples, this book provides readers with full cases drawn from a variety of disciplines that illustrate different case study techniques (descriptive, explanatory, cross-case and methodological). Throughout the text, the author provides thoughtful insights and guidelines on the cases and the different approaches to doing case study research.

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Robert K. Yin is President of COSMOS Corporation, an applied research and social science firm. Over the years, COSMOS has successfully completed hundreds of projects for federal agencies, state and local agencies, and private foundations, and most of this book's applications come from these projects. Outside of COSMOS, Dr. Yin has assisted numerous other research groups, helping to train their field teams or to design research studies. A recent engagement has been with the United Nations Development Programme, and another assignment has been to provide guidance to assist doctoral students at the University of Copenhagen. Currently, Dr. Yin holds the position of distinguished scholar-in-residence at American University's School of International Service (Washington, DC). Earlier, he served as Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Government Accountability Office's research methodology division. Dr. Yin has authored nearly 100 journal articles and books. His first book on the case study method, Case Study Research: Design and Methods (2014) is in its fifth edition. He has edited two case study anthologies (Yin, 2004; and 2005) and has most recently authored a new text on qualitative research methods (Yin, 2011). Dr. Yin received his B.A. in history from Harvard College (magna cum laude) and his Ph.D. in brain and cognitive sciences from M.I.T.

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"This anthology is very useful. It speaks directly to students. The writing is extraordinarily strong throughout the samples-clear and concise, interesting and insightful, authoritative and accessible. This is a book I will order with enthusiasm as required reading in my course on research design." -- Dr. Larissa A. Grunig Every case in the Anthology is worth reading. -- Kenneth Watson 20061018

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Section I: Theoretical Perspectives and Case Selection The Epidemic That Never Was: Policy-Making and the Swine Flu Scare - Richard E. Neustadt and Harvey Fineberg Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis - Allison, Graham, and Philip Zelikow Middletown: A Study of Modern American Culture - Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd Yankee City: The Social Life of a Modern Community - W. Lloyd Warner and Paul S. Lunt Implementation: How Great Expectations in Washington Are Dashed in Oakland - Jeffrey L. Pressman and Aaron Wildavsky Section II: The Strength of Multiple Cases Section II: The Strength of Multiple Cases Korea: Winning with Microwaves - Ira Magaziner and Mark Patinkin The Rise of the Pentagon and U.S. State Building - Gregory Hooks New Towns-in-Town: The Limits of Centralization - Martha Derthick Section III: Quantitative Evidence and Embedded Units of Analysis Implementing an Education Innovation - Neal Gross, Joseph B. Giacquinta, and Maryilyn Bernstein Union Democracy: The Internal Politics of the International Typographical Union - Seymour Martin Lipset, Martin A. Trow, and James S. Coleman Testing the Basic Logic of the Chicago School Reform Act - Anthony S. Bryk, Penny Bender Bebring, David Kerbow, Sharon Rollow, and John Q. Easton Section IV: More Illustrations of Case Study Evidence Winning at the Game: Intel and Silicon Valley Fever - Everett M. Rogers and Judith K. Larsen Civil Society and Crisis: Culture, Discourse, and the Rodney King Beating - Ronald N. Jacobs Working: Growth of High-Technology Culture - Everett M. Rogers and Judith K. Larsen Head Start: The Inside Story of America's Most Successful Educational Experiment - Edward Zigler and Susan Muenchow Section V: Analyses and Conclusions The Organization of a Methadone Program - Dorothy Nelkin Transformation in the New York City Police Department - George L. Kelling and Catherine M. Coles Communities Not Fazed: Why Military Base Closures May Not Be Catastrophic - Ted K. Bradshaw Lessons From Houston: Fighting to Save Our Urban Schools - Donald R. McAdams Index About the Author