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.
- 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.
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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About 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.
Outside of COSMOS, Dr. Yin has assisted numerous other research groups, helping to train their field teams or to design research studies. The most recent such engagements have been with The World Bank, the Division of Special Education and dis Ability Research at George Mason University, the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes at the Children’s National Health System (Washington, DC), and the School of Education, Southern New Hampshire University.
Dr. Yin has authored over 100 publications, including authoring or editing 11 books (not counting the multiple editions of any given book). Earlier editions of the present book have been translated into eight languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, Romanian, Italian, Polish, and Portuguese), and a second book on Qualitative Research from Start to Finish (2016) is in its 2nd edition and has been translated into four languages (Chinese, Korean, Swedish, and Portuguese). Dr. Yin received his B.A. in history from Harvard College (magna cum laude) and his Ph.D. in brain and cognitive sciences from MIT.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Getting Started: How to Know Whether and When to Use the Case Study as a Research MethodChapter 2. Designing Case Studies: Identifying Your Case(s) and Establishing the Logic of Your Case StudyChapter 3. Preparing to Collect Case Study Evidence: What You Need to Do before Starting to Collect Case Study DataChapter 4. Collecting Case Study Evidence: The Principles You Should Follow in Working with Six Sources of EvidenceChapter 5. Analyzing Case Study Evidence: How to Start Your Analysis, Your Analytic Choices, and How They WorkChapter 6. Reporting Case Studies: How and What to ComposeAppendix A: A Note on the Uses of Case Study Research in PsychologyAppendix B: A Note on the Uses of Case Study Research in EvaluationsAppendix C: Index of Individual Case Studies (cited in BOXES or from Expanded Case Study Materials)
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