Case Study Research : Design and Methods

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-31
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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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?
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author
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