Case Study Research: Design and Methods

Case Study Research: Design and Methods

Paperback Applied Social Research Methods

By (author) Robert K. Yin

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  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 312 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 230mm x 16mm | 480g
  • Publication date: 29 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Thousand Oaks
  • ISBN 10: 1452242569
  • ISBN 13: 9781452242569
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 13,691

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Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fifth Edition of Robert K. Yin's bestselling text offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool. The book offers a clear definition of the case study method as well as discussion of design and analysis techniques. The Fifth Edition has been updated with nine new case studies, three new appendices, seven tutorials presented at the end of relevant chapters, increased coverage of values and ethics, expanded discussion on logic models, a brief glossary, and completely updated citations. This book includes exemplary case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic fields.

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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.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Getting Started: How to Know Whether and When to Use the Case Study as a Research Method Chapter 2. Designing Case Studies: Identifying Your Case(s) and Establishing the Logic of Your Case Study Chapter 3. Preparing to Collect Case Study Evidence: What You Need to Do before Starting to Collect Case Study Data Chapter 4. Collecting Case Study Evidence: The Principles You Should Follow in Working with Six Sources of Evidence Chapter 5. Analyzing Case Study Evidence: How to Start Your Analysis, Your Analytic Choices, and How They Work Chapter 6. Reporting Case Studies: How and What to Compose Appendix A: A Note on the Uses of Case Study Research in Psychology Appendix B: A Note on the Uses of Case Study Research in Evaluations Appendix C: Index of Individual Case Studies (cited in BOXES or from Expanded Case Study Materials)