Case Study Research: Design and Methods

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.

This book is available to purchase from Sage Publications

Chapter five of this book is available to download from Sage Publications: Chapter 5 - Analyzing Case Study Evidence


  • Chapter 1. Getting Started: How to Know Whether and When to Use the Case Study as a Research Method
  • Chapter 2. Designing Case Studies: Identifying Your Case(s) and Establishing the Logic of Your Case Study
  • Chapter 3. Preparing to Collect Case Study Evidence: What You Need to Do before Starting to Collect Case Study Data
  • Chapter 4. Collecting Case Study Evidence: The Principles You Should Follow in Working with Six Sources of Evidence
  • Chapter 5. Analyzing Case Study Evidence: How to Start Your Analysis, Your Analytic Choices, and How They Work
  • Chapter 6. Reporting Case Studies: How and What to Compose
  • 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)


Yin, R. K. (2014). Case study research: design and methods (Fifth ed.).Sage Publications