Case Study Research Yin Ebook
Taking a unique approach to case studies research -- specifically that case studies are a useful tool for hypothesis testing on social phenomena -- Yin introduces the research professional or graduate student to the case study method.
Many of the applications including a wide array of single-case studies useful as examples for solo researchers have been shortened or re-written expressly for this book. Yin is President of COSMOS Corporation, an applied research and social science firm. From design to reporting, the applications identify and suggest solutions to problems commonly encountered when doing case studies.Oddly, the supposedly more theoretical companion to this book gives far better examples of good and compelling case study research than those found here. Yin also traces the uses and importance of case studies to a wide range of disciplines, from sociology, psychology and history to management, planning, social work, and education.New to the Third Edition are: additional examples of case study research; discussions of developments in related methods, including randomized field trials and computer-assisted coding techniques; added coverage of the strengths of multiple-case studies, case study screening, and the case study as a part of larger multi-method studies, and five major analytic techniques, including the use of logic models to guide analysis.Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fourth Edition of Robert K.Yin’s bestselling text Case Study Research offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool.Part II provides examples from education and management information systems, covering important steps in case study research, such as how to select the units of analysis, how to define the data collections needs and how to establish rival hypotheses.Finally, Part III examines the use of case studies as an evaluative tool, including distinctions among different qualitative research strategies and evaluating highly complex interventions. Yin is President of COSMOS Corporation, an applied research and social science firm. In addition, the text contains many topical examples, including ones dealing with international trade and the world economy. Despite these revisions, this second edition retains virtually all the original text, making it an even more comprehensive introduction to the field. Yin is President of COSMOS Corporation, an applied research and social science firm. Yin has authored nearly 100 journal articles and books. in history from Harvard College (magna cum laude) and his Ph.