Case Study Research: Design and Methods

Case Study Research: Design and Methods

Paperback Applied Social Research Methods Series

By (author) Robert K. Yin

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 13mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 18 February 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0761925538
  • ISBN 13: 9780761925538
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 227,511

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With over 90,000 copies sold of the previous editions the new Third Edition of the best-selling "Case Study Research" has been carefully revised, updated, and expanded while retaining virtually all of the features and coverage of the second edition. Robert Yin's comprehensive presentation covers all aspects of the case study method - from problem definition, design, and data collection, to data analysis and composition and reporting. Yin also traces the uses and importance of case studies to a wide range of disciplines, from sociology, psychology and history to management, planning, social work, and education.New to the Third Edition are: additional examples of case study research; discussions of developments in related methods, including randomized field trials and computer-assisted coding techniques; and, added coverage of the strengths of multiple-case studies, case study screening, and the case study as a part of larger multi-method studies, and five major analytic techniques, including the use of logic models to guide analysis. This edition also includes references to examples of actual case studies in the companion volume "Applications of Case Study Research, Second Edition" (Sage, 2003).

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Robert K. Yin, Ph.D., serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO of COSMOS Corporation, an applied research and social science firm that has been in operation since 1980. Over the years, COSMOS has successfully completed hundreds of projects for government agencies, private foundations, and other entrepreneurial and non-profit organizations. At COSMOS, Dr. Yin actively leads various research projects, including those in which the case study method is used. He has authored numerous books and peer-reviewed articles, including Case Study Research and Applications of Case Study Research. In 1998 he founded the "Robert K. Yin Fund" at M.I.T., which supports seminars on brain sciences, as well as other activities related to the advancement of predoctoral students in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

Table of contents

Introduction The Case Study as a Research Strategy Comparing Case Studies with other Research Strategies in the Social Sciences Different Kinds of Case Studies, But a Common Definition Summary Designing Case Studies General Approach to Designing Case Studies Criteria for Judging the Quality of Research Designs Case Study Designs Modest Advice in Selecting Case Study Designs Conducting Case Studies: Preparing for Data Collection The Case Study Investigator: Desired Skills Training and Preparation for a Specific Case Study The Case Study Protocol The Pilot Case Study Summary Conducting Case Studies: Collecting the Evidence Six Sources of Evidence Three Principles of Data Collection Summary Analyzing Case Study Evidence an Analytic Strategy: More than Familiarity with Analytic Tools Specific Analytic Techniques Pressing for a High-Quality Analysis Reporting Case Studies Targeting Case Study Reports Case Study Reports as Part of Larger, Multi-Method Studies Illustrative Structures for Case Study Compositions Procedures in Doing a Case Study Report What Makes an Exemplary Case Study References Index About the Author