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  1. Case Study Research: Design and Methods

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    Guide
    2014

    This book from Robert K. Yin provides detailed guidance on case study research.  Outlining a clear definition of the case study method, the book also looks at design and analysis techniques that can be used in case study research. The book includes tutorials at the end of each chapter and a discussion of values and ethics and logic models.

  2. Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research

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    Overview
    2006

    This article , written by Bent Flyvbjerg (Aalborg University, Denmark) examines five common misunderstandings about case-study research: (a) theoretical knowledge is more valuable than practical knowledge; (b) one cannot generalize from a single case, therefore, the single-case study cannot contribute to scientific development; (c) the case study is most useful for generating hypotheses, whereas other methods are more suitable for hypotheses testing and theory building; (d) the case study contains a bias towards verification; and (e) it is often difficult to summarize specific case studies. This article explains and corrects these misunderstandings one by one and concludes with the Kuhnian insight that a scientific discipline without a large number of thoroughly executed case studies is a discipline without systematic production of exemplars, and a discipline without exemplars is an ineffective one. Social science may be strengthened by the execution of a greater number of good case studies.

  3. Case Study Research: Design and Methods (Applied Social Research Methods)

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    Guide
    1994

    This book focuses by Robert K. Yin on case study design and analysis as a distinct research tool with wide applicability. It has now been carefully revised, updated, and expanded to include a discussion of the debate in evaluation between qualitative and quantitative research, more on the role of theory in doing good case studies, more extensive discussion of triangulation as a rationale for multiple sources of evidence, and an examination of program logic models as another analytic option. 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.

  4. Case Studies in Action

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    2013

    This article by Dr. Bernadette Wright and Dr. Ladel Lewis (Meaningful Evidence) discusses how case studies are commonly misunderstood and how they can be effectively utilised.

  5. Using case study in research- How to tell a 'good' story

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    Discussion paper
    2011

    In this short paper, Lesley Greenaway, discusses the effective use of case studies in research to tell a 'good' story. She addresses different types of case studies, the perceived issues of using small samples, and how to make decisions about which case study to use.

  6. Encyclopedia of Case Study Research: Analytic Generalization

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    Overview
    2010

    Written by Robert Yin, this entry gives a clear overview of analytic generalisation from case studies, where it is appropriate, and how to effectively apply it.

  7. Case Study Research: Design and Methods

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    Guide
    2015

    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. 

  8. Public Impact Fundamentals and Observatory

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    Example
    2016

    The Public Impact Fundamentals are a framework developed by the Centre for Public Impact to assess what makes a successful policy outcome and describe what can be done to maximise the chances of achieving public impact. The Fundamentals are complemented by the Centre's Public Impact Observatory - a library of hundreds of public policy case studies that have been analysed using the Fundamentals.

  9. Successful Public Policy: Lessons from Australia and New Zealand

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    Overview
    2019

    This book is a collection of 20 examples of successful public policies in Australia and New Zealand. It aims to reset the agenda for teaching, research and dialogue on public policy performance. It seeks to engage with the conceptual, methodological and theoretical challenges research seeking to evaluate, explain and design successful public policy has often come up against. The book is available as a free download in multiple formats, or can be purchased as a print copy.

  10. Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs): Learning from Africa, Americas, Asia, Australasia, Europe and Middle East

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    Overview
    2013

    This book is focused on case studies highlighting the experiences of regional and national VOPEs.  They share their experiences in strengthening the capacities of individual evaluators to produce credible and useful evaluations, the institutional capacities of the VOPEs themselves, promoting equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations, and, especially, the roles VOPEs are playing to improve the enabling environment for evaluation in their countries.

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