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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 10/31/2008.
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Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin's best-selling text offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool. This thorough text now covers more than 50 case studies (approximately 25% of them new), gives fresh attention to quantitative analyses, discusses more fully the use of mixed methods research designs, and includes new methodological insights. The book's coverage of case study research and how it is applied in practice gives readers access to exemplary case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic and applied fields.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: How to Know Whether and When to Use Case Studies as a Research Method|
|The Case Study as a Research Method|
|Comparing Case Studies With Other Research Methods in the Social Sciences|
|Different Kinds of Case Studies, But a Common Definition|
|Designing Case Studies: Identifying Your Case(s) and Establishing the Logic of Your Case Study|
|General Approach to Designing Case Studies|
|Criteria for Judging the Quality of Research Designs|
|Case Study Designs|
|Modest Advice in Selecting Case Study Designs|
|Preparing To Collect Case Study Evidence: What You Need to Do Before Starting to Collect Case Study Data|
|The Case Study Investigator: Desired Skills|
|Preparation and Training for a Specific Case Study|
|The Case Study Protocol|
|Screening the Candidate "Cases" for Your Case Study|
|The Pilot Case Study|
|Collecting Case Study Evidence: The Principles You Should Follow in Working With Six Sources of Evidence|
|Six Sources of Evidence|
|Three Principles of Data Collection|
|Analyzing Case Study Evidence: How to Start Your Analysis, Your Analytic Choices, and How They Work|
|An Analytic Strategy: More Than Familiarity With Analytic Tools|
|Five Analytic Techniques|
|Pressing for a High-Quality Analysis|
|Reporting Case Studies: How and What to Compose|
|Targeting Case Study Reports|
|Case Study Reprots as Part of Larger, Mixed Methods Studies|
|Illustrative Structures for Case Study Compositions|
|Procedures in Doing a Case Study Report|
|What Makes an Examplary Case Study?|
|About the Author|
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