Applications of Case Study Research / Edition 3

Applications of Case Study Research / Edition 3

by Robert K. Yin
     
 

Designed to help both graduate students and start-up researchers with their own case study research, this book presents 21 individual applications of the case study method together with cross-referenced discussions of key methodological issues. Many of the applications—including a wide array of single-case studies useful as examples for solo researchers&mdash

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Overview

Designed to help both graduate students and start-up researchers with their own case study research, this book presents 21 individual applications of the case study method together with cross-referenced discussions of key methodological issues. Many of the applications—including a wide array of single-case studies useful as examples for solo researchers—have been shortened or re-written expressly for this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412989169
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/21/2011
Series:
Applied Social Research Methods Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,162,007
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

PART I: Starting Points
Chapter 1. A (Very) Brief Refresher on the Case Study Method
Chapter 2. Field Notes
Chapter 3. The Role of Theory in Doing Case Studies
PART II: Descriptive Case Studies
Chapter 4. Start-Up for a Newly-Appointed Education Leader
Chapter 5. Citizens on Patrol
Chapter 6. A Case Study of a Neighborhood Organization
PART III: Explanatory Case Studies
Chapter 7. A Nutshell Example: The Effect of a Federal Award on a University Computer Science Department
Chapter 8. Essential Ingredients of Explanatory Case Studies: Three Drug Prevention Examples
Chapter 9. Transforming a Business Firm Through Strategic Planning
Chapter 10. Rival Explanations
PART IV: Cross-Case Syntheses
Chapter 11. Proposal Processing by Public and Private Universities
Chapter 12. Case Studies of Transformed Firms
PART V: Case Study Evaluations
Chapter 13: Evaluation of a Community Coalition
Chapter 14. Sheriff’s Combined Auto Theft Task Force
Chapter 15. Technical Assistance for HIV/AIDS Community Planning

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