The Case Study Anthology / Edition 1

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The Case Study Anthology, the latest from bestselling author Robert Yin, introduces readers to the world of case study research. It contains 19 carefully chosen and well-edited works, some of which represent excerpts from all-time classic case studies in sociology, political science, and related disciplines. This anthology will help readers to understand how case study research has been conducted—including the current state of the art—and how they might conduct their own case studies.

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Editorial Reviews

Doctor - Larissa A. Grunig
“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.”
Kenneth Watson
Every case in the Anthology is worth reading.
Dr. Larissa A. Grunig
“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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761929260
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/7/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.61 (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

Section I: Theoretical Perspectives and Case Selection
The Epidemic That Never Was: Policy-Making and the Swine Flu Scare - Richard E. Neustadt and Harvey Fineberg
Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis - Allison, Graham, and Philip Zelikow
Middletown: A Study of Modern American Culture - Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd
Yankee City: The Social Life of a Modern Community - W. Lloyd Warner and Paul S. Lunt
Implementation: How Great Expectations in Washington Are Dashed in Oakland - Jeffrey L. Pressman and Aaron Wildavsky
Section II: The Strength of Multiple Cases
Section II: The Strength of Multiple Cases
Korea: Winning with Microwaves - Ira Magaziner and Mark Patinkin
The Rise of the Pentagon and U.S. State Building - Gregory Hooks
New Towns-in-Town: The Limits of Centralization - Martha Derthick
Section III: Quantitative Evidence and Embedded Units of Analysis
Implementing an Education Innovation - Neal Gross, Joseph B. Giacquinta, and Maryilyn Bernstein
Union Democracy: The Internal Politics of the International Typographical Union - Seymour Martin Lipset, Martin A. Trow, and James S. Coleman
Testing the Basic Logic of the Chicago School Reform Act - Anthony S. Bryk, Penny Bender Bebring, David Kerbow, Sharon Rollow, and John Q. Easton
Section IV: More Illustrations of Case Study Evidence
Winning at the Game: Intel and Silicon Valley Fever - Everett M. Rogers and Judith K. Larsen
Civil Society and Crisis: Culture, Discourse, and the Rodney King Beating - Ronald N. Jacobs
Working: Growth of High-Technology Culture - Everett M. Rogers and Judith K. Larsen
Head Start: The Inside Story of America's Most Successful Educational Experiment - Edward Zigler and Susan Muenchow
Section V: Analyses and Conclusions
The Organization of a Methadone Program - Dorothy Nelkin
Transformation in the New York City Police Department - George L. Kelling and Catherine M. Coles
Communities Not Fazed: Why Military Base Closures May Not Be Catastrophic - Ted K. Bradshaw
Lessons From Houston: Fighting to Save Our Urban Schools - Donald R. Mc Adams
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