Case Study Research

Author(s): Robert K. Yin

Psychology & Counselling

The fifth volume in the "Applied Social Research Methods" series is an extremely successful volume. In this 4th edition, Robert Yin has updated the chapters and case examples to reflect recent developments in the field. "Case Study Research" is a comprehensive presentation of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool.

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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.

Foreword, by Donald T. Campbell Preface 1. INTRODUCTION: How to Know Whether and When to Use Case Studies as a Research Method The Case Study as a Research Method Comparing Case Studies With Other Research Methods in the Social Sciences Different Kinds of Case Studies, But a Common Definition Summary 2. DESIGNING CASE STUDIES: Identifying Your Case(s) and Establishing the Logic of Your Case Study General Approach to Designing Case Studies Criteria for Judging the Quality of Research Designs Case Study Designs Modest Advice in Selecting Case Study Designs 3. PREPARING TO COLLECT CASE STUDY EVIDENCE: What You Need to Do Before Starting to Collect Case Study Data The Case Study Investigator: Desired Skills Preparation and Training for a Specific Case Study The Case Study Protocol Screening the Candidate "Cases" for Your Case Study The Pilot Case Study Summary 4. COLLECTING CASE STUDY EVIDENCE: The Principles You Should Follow in Working With Six Sources of Evidence Six Sources of Evidence Three Principles of Data Collection Summary 5. ANALYZING CASE STUDY EVIDENCE: How to Start Your Analysis, Your Analytic Choices, and How They Work An Analytic Strategy: More Than Familiarity With Analytic Tools Five Analytic Techniques Pressing for a High-Quality Analysis Summary 6. REPORTING CASE STUDIES: How and What to Compose Targeting Case Study Reports Case Study Reprots as Part of Larger, Mixed Methods Studies Illustrative Structures for Case Study Compositions Procedures in Doing a Case Study Report What Makes an Examplary Case Study? References Author Index Subject Index About the Author

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  • : 9781412960991
  • : 97715
  • : 97715
  • : December 2008
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Robert K. Yin
  • : Paperback
  • : 4th Revised edition
  • : 300.722
  • : 240
  • : ill