Case Study Research: Design and Methods

Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fifth Edition of Robert K. Yin’s bestselling text offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool. The book offers a clear definition of the case study method as well as discussion of design and analysis techniques. This book includes exemplary case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic fields. 

Extract

"Doing case study research remains one of the most challenging of all social science endeavours. This book will help you-an experienced or budding social scientist- to deal with the challenge. Your goal is to design good case studies and to collect, present, and analyze data fairly. A further goal is to bring your case study to closure by composing a compelling article, report, book, or oral presentation." (2010: 3)

Table of contents

  • About the Author
  • Forward
  • Preface
  • 1. Getting Started: How to know whether and when to use the case study as a research method
  • 2. Designing Case Studies: Identifying your case(s) and establishing the logic of your case study
  • 3. Preparing to Collect Case Study Evidence: What you need to do before starting to collect case study data
  • 4. Collecting Case Study Evidence: The principles you should follow in working with six sources of evidence
  • 5. Analyzing Case Study Evidence: How to start your analysis, your analytic choices, and how they work
  • 6. Reporting Case Study Evidence: How to start your analysis, your analytic choices, and how they work.
  • Appendix A: A note on the uses of case study research in psychology
  • Appendix B: A note on the uses of case study research in evaluations
  • Appendix C: Index of individual case studies (cited in BOXES or from expanded case study materials)
  • Brief glossary of terms directly related to case study research
  • References
  • Author index
  • Subject index

 

Source

Yin, R. (1994) Case Study Research: Design and Methods. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

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