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Rather than 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 176 x 250 x 16mm | 539.77g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0761929266
  • 9780761929260
  • 1,183,672

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Every case in the Anthology is worth reading. -- Kenneth Watson "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. Grunigshow more

About Robert K. Yin

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. Outside of COSMOS, Dr. Yin has assisted numerous other research groups, helping to train their field teams or to design research studies. The most recent such engagements have been with The World Bank, the Division of Special Education and disAbility Research at George Mason University, the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes at the Children's National Health System (Washington, DC), and the School of Education, Southern New Hampshire University. Dr. Yin has authored over 100 publications, including authoring or editing 11 books (not counting the multiple editions of any given book). Earlier editions of the present book have been translated into eight languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, Romanian, Italian, Polish, and Portuguese), and a second book on Qualitative Research from Start to Finish (2016) is in its 2nd edition and has been translated into four languages (Chinese, Korean, Swedish, and Portuguese). Dr. Yin received his B.A. in history from Harvard College (magna cum laude) and his Ph.D. in brain and cognitive sciences from MIT.show more

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionSection I: Theoretical Perspectives and Case SelectionThe Epidemic That Never Was: Policy-Making and the Swine Flu Scare - Richard E. Neustadt and Harvey FinebergEssence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis - Allison, Graham, and Philip ZelikowMiddletown: A Study of Modern American Culture - Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell LyndYankee City: The Social Life of a Modern Community - W. Lloyd Warner and Paul S. LuntImplementation: How Great Expectations in Washington Are Dashed in Oakland - Jeffrey L. Pressman and Aaron WildavskySection II: The Strength of Multiple Cases Section II: The Strength of Multiple CasesKorea: Winning with Microwaves - Ira Magaziner and Mark PatinkinThe Rise of the Pentagon and U.S. State Building - Gregory HooksNew Towns-in-Town: The Limits of Centralization - Martha DerthickSection III: Quantitative Evidence and Embedded Units of AnalysisImplementing an Education Innovation - Neal Gross, Joseph B. Giacquinta, and Maryilyn BernsteinUnion Democracy: The Internal Politics of the International Typographical Union - Seymour Martin Lipset, Martin A. Trow, and James S. ColemanTesting the Basic Logic of the Chicago School Reform Act - Anthony S. Bryk, Penny Bender Bebring, David Kerbow, Sharon Rollow, and John Q. EastonSection IV: More Illustrations of Case Study EvidenceWinning at the Game: Intel and Silicon Valley Fever - Everett M. Rogers and Judith K. LarsenCivil Society and Crisis: Culture, Discourse, and the Rodney King Beating - Ronald N. JacobsWorking: Growth of High-Technology Culture - Everett M. Rogers and Judith K. LarsenHead Start: The Inside Story of America's Most Successful Educational Experiment - Edward Zigler and Susan MuenchowSection V: Analyses and Conclusions The Organization of a Methadone Program - Dorothy NelkinTransformation in the New York City Police Department - George L. Kelling and Catherine M. ColesCommunities Not Fazed: Why Military Base Closures May Not Be Catastrophic - Ted K. Bradshaw Lessons From Houston: Fighting to Save Our Urban Schools - Donald R. McAdamsIndexAbout the Authorshow more

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