Case Study Research: Design and Methods

Case Study Research: Design and Methods

by Robert K. Yin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1452242569

ISBN-13: 9781452242569

Pub. Date: 05/07/2013

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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Overview

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.

IntendedAudience

This text is ideal for students and instructors in the departments of Public Administration, Political Science, Education, Economics, Management and Psychology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452242569
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
94,152
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Case Study as a Research Strategy
Comparing Case Studies with other Research Strategies in the Social Sciences
Different Kinds of Case Studies, But a Common Definition
Summary
Designing Case Studies
General Approach to Designing Case Studies
Criteria for Judging the Quality of Research Designs
Case Study Designs
Modest Advice in Selecting Case Study Designs
Conducting Case Studies: Preparing for Data Collection
The Case Study Investigator: Desired Skills
Training and Preparation for a Specific Case Study
The Case Study Protocol
The Pilot Case Study
Summary
Conducting Case Studies: Collecting the Evidence
Six Sources of Evidence
Three Principles of Data Collection
Summary
Analyzing Case Study Evidence an Analytic Strategy: More than Familiarity with Analytic Tools
Specific Analytic Techniques
Pressing for a High-Quality Analysis
Reporting Case Studies
Targeting Case Study Reports
Case Study Reports as Part of Larger, Multi-Method Studies
Illustrative Structures for Case Study Compositions
Procedures in Doing a Case Study Report
What Makes an Exemplary Case Study
References
Index
About the Author

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