1 case study research design and methods (1994, second edition thousand oaks: sage) by robert k yin summary general characteristics when to use case study method. Robert k yin is an american social scientist and president of cosmos corporation, known for his work on case study research as well as on qualitative research   over the years, his work on case study research has been frequently cited. This is a book summary of the seminal book on conducting case study based research the book covers essential topics, such as case-study protocol, essence of single versus multiple cases, and other very useful tips of conducting this very useful research method.
Comparing a single case study with an experiment, yin maintains that single case studies are relevant for critical cases in order test theory, or to analyze cases that may be. Yin (2009) argues that this is one of the differences between case study research and designs like ethnography and grounded theory in practice the degree of formal theorising will vary. Case study h researc fourthedition applied social research methods series series editors applications of case study research by robert k yin 35 introductionto facettheory by samuel shye and dov elizur with michael hoffman 36 graphing data by gary1 henry 37 research methods in special education.
A case study is an appropriate way to answer broad research questions, by provid- ing us with a thorough understanding of how the process develops in this case whether its results can be generalised in other contexts remains an open question. 1-16 of 181 results for case studies yin case study research and applications: design and methods nov 3, 2017 by robert k yin paperback $4740 $ 47 40 $6500 prime case study research: design and methods (applied social research methods) by robert k yin (29-dec-2008) paperback 1600 paperback. 6 case study research for business by using case study research, you will gain particular understanding or insight into whatever you have chosen to research which usually is. Case study research : design and methods [robert k yin] -- this new edition case study research has been carefully revised, updated, and expanded while retaining virtually all of the features and coverage of the second edition.
Key words: case study research, generalizability, methodology, rigor, and qualitative research case study research design and methods by robert k yin (2009) is the fourth edition of a sage release, and volume five in the applied social research methods series. Robert k yin cosmos corporation robert k yin is president of cosmos corporation, an applied research and social science firm over the years, cosmos has successfully completed hundreds of projects for federal agencies, state and local agencies, and private foundations. In response to the many cries that case study work fails to be sufficiently rigorous or generalisable, yin offers four critical conditions: construct validity, internal validity, external validity and reliability, which if fulfilled provide rigorous data, that is, particularisable to a given context.
According to yin (1994) the case study design must have five components: the research question(s), its propositions, its unit(s) of analysis, a determination of how the data are linked to the propositions and criteria to interpret. Case study a case study is an in-depth description and analysis of a single bounded system, a unit of one, whether that unit is a teacher, a classroom, a program, or a school district. Whilst case studies have traditionally been viewed assoft research , yin argues that case study research is actually remarkably difficult  as described by yin, the case study process comprises six interdependent stages (see figure 1) the rest of the report discusses.
With over 90,000 copies sold of the previous editions the new third edition of the best-selling case study research has been carefully revised, updated, and expanded while retaining virtually all of the features and coverage of the second edition robert yin′s comprehensive presentation covers all aspects of the case study method - from problem definition, design, and data collection, to. Surprisingly, the case study has been a common research strategy in psychol ogy, sociology, political science, business, social work, and planning (yin, introduction 3. Robert yin's comprehensive presentation covers all aspects of the case study method - from problem definition, design, and data collection, to data analysis and composition and reporting 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.
The goal is to understand the experiences of post secondary coaches who assist guidance counselors in assisting students as they are moving toward college and career readiness. Three approaches to case study methods in education: yin, merriam, and stake abstract case study methodology has long been a contested terrain in social sciences research which is characterized. Recognized as one of the most cited methodology books in the social sciences, the sixth edition of robert k yin's bestselling text provides a complete portal to the world of case study research. Case study research defining the case study — yin, ch 1 goals for today are to understand: 1 what is a case study 2 when is it useful 3.
Ultimately, yin argues that case study research is a challenging endeavour that hinges upon the researcher’s skills and expertise as such, this edition includes. Analyzing case study evidence 137 is a descriptive one, pattern matching is still relevant, as long as the predicted pattern of specific variables is defined prior to data collection. Case study work fails to be sufficiently rigorous or generalisable, yin offers four critical conditions: construct validity , internal validity , external validity and reliability , w hich. Summaries of the case study method (yin, 2006, 2009b, and 2011a) 4 part i starting points chapter 1 a (very) brief refresher on the case study method 7 study at the same time, case studies also can have nested units within the.