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Case Study Research Design and Methods

ISBN-10: 1412960991
ISBN-13: 9781412960991
Edition: 4th 2009
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Description: The Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin's bestselling text presents the breadth of the case study method but at a detailed level and serves as a complete portal to the world of case study research. The Fourth Edition now covers more than 50 case  More...

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

The Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin's bestselling text presents the breadth of the case study method but at a detailed level and serves as a complete portal to the world of case study research. The Fourth Edition now covers more than 50 case studies, about one-quarter of them not cited in earlier editions, with vignettes of the case studies appearing throughout the text. Similarly, this edition contains numerous citations to the most recent literature. New methodological insights cover the similarities between case studies and other social science methods. The book gives fresh attention to different quantitative analyses as they might be used as parts of case studies and also discusses more fully the use of mixed methods research designs. The Fourth Edition retains two important components in much their same form, from previous editions. The first is the chapter on composing case study research, given the importance yet difficulty of the compositional process. The second is Donald Campbell's insightful foreword. Key Features Provides sound principles of case study research put into practice to identify and suggest solutions to problems commonly encountered when doing case studies Contains 44 boxes throughout the book describe real case studies in many different fields. The boxed examples illustrate points made in the text. Offers a comprehensive approach to presenting the case study method Pays special attention to case study design and analysis. Incorporates more pedagogy. For instance, chapter titles are followed with a brief abstract that summarizes the chapter's contents. Intended Audience This text is ideal for students and instructors in the departments of Public Administration, Political Science, Education, Economics, Management and Psychology.

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 .nbsp; 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
Preface
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
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
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
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
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
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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