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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.
This text is ideal for students and instructors in the departments of Public Administration, Political Science, Education, Economics, Management and Psychology.
Incl. role of theory in doing case studies/program logic models/triangulation as a rationale for evidence/etc.
Foreword Donald T. Campbell Campbell, Donald T.
1 Introduction: How to Know Whether and When to Use Case Studies as a Research Method 3
2 Designing Case Studies: Identifying Your Case(s) and Establishing the Logic of Your Case Study 25
3 Preparing to Collect Case Study Evidence: What You Need to Do Before Starting to Collect Case Study Data 67
4 Collecting Case Study Evidence: The Principles You Should Follow in Working with Six Sources of Evidence 99
5 Analyzing Case Study Evidence: How to Start Your Analysis,YourAnalytic Choices, and How They Work 127
6 Reporting Case Studies: How and What to Compose 165
Author Index 203
Subject Index 207
Posted March 30, 2012
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