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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. This thoroughly revised text now covers more than 50 case studies (approximately 25% 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.
Key Features of the Fourth EditionHighlights each specific research feature through 44 boxed vignettes that feature previously published case studies Provides methodological insights to show the similarities between case studies and other social science methodsSuggests a three-stage approach to help readers define the initial questions they will consider in their own case study researchCovers new material on human subjects protection, the role of Institutional Review Boards, and the interplay between obtaining IRB approval and the final development of the case study protocol and conduct of a pilot caseIncludes an overall graphic of the entire case study research process at the beginning of the book, then highlights the steps in the process through graphics that appear at the outset of all the chapters that follow Offers in-text learning aids including tips that pose key questions and answers at the beginning of each chapter, practical exercises, endnotes, and a new cross-referencing table
Case Study Research, Fourth Edition is ideal for courses in departments of Education, Business and Management, Nursing and Public Health, Public Administration, Anthropology, Sociology, and Political Science.
Case Study Research: Design and Methods, 4th ed.The fifth volume in the Applied Social Research Methods series is an extremely successful volume. In this 4th edition, Robert Yin has updated the chapters and case examples to reflect recent developments in the field. Case Study Research is a comprehensive presentation of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool.
The Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin's bestselling text presents the breadth of the case study method but at a detailed level. It serves as a complete portal to the world of case study research.
The Fourth Edition now covers more than 50 case studies, about one-quarter of them not cited in earlier editions, with vignettes of the case studies appearing throughout the text. Similarly, this edition contains numerous citations to the most recent literature. New methodological insights cover the similarities between case studies and other social science methods. The book gives fresh attention to different quantitative analyses as they might be used as parts of case studies and also discusses more fully the use of mixed methods research designs. The Fourth Edition retains two important components in much their same form, from previous editions. The first is the chapter on composing case study research, given the importance yet difficulty of the compositional process. The second is Donald Campbell's insightful foreword.
Key FeaturesProvides sound principles of case study research put into practice to identify and suggest solutions to problems commonly encountered when doing case studies Contains 44 boxes throughout the book describe real case studies in many different fields. The boxed examples illustrate points made in the text.Offers a comprehensive approach to presenting the case study methodPays special attention to case study design and analysis.Incorporates more pedagogy. For instance, chapter titles are followed with a brief abstract that summarizes the chapter's contents.
This text is ideal for students and instructors in the departments of PublicAdministration, Political Science, Education, Economics, Management and Psychology.