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Applications of Case Study Research

Applications of Case Study Research

Third Edition

June 2011 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book helps graduate students and seasoned researchers strengthen their own case study research and become more critical consumers of the case study research done by others. It presents a collection of 21 individual applications of the case study method, many shortened or re-written for this book. Following feedback from users of earlier editions of the book, the applications include a wide array of single-case studies, providing useful examples for solo researchers.

New to This Edition:

- Expanded from 10 to 15 chapters, and from 16 to 21 case study applications, the book provides many more examples of the case study method

- Contains six entirely new chapters, all emphasizing single-case and simpler applications, and including an introductory chapter which serves as a refresher on the case study method

- Provides a new feature called inside stories, which are linked to suggested classroom exercises

- Includes an expanded section of the book on case study evaluations, including an new chapter on the principles of case study evaluations along with a specific and new application.

PART I: Starting Points
Chapter 1. A (Very) Brief Refresher on the Case Study Method
Chapter 2. Field Notes
Chapter 3. The Role of Theory in Doing Case Studies
PART II: Descriptive Case Studies
Chapter 4. Start-Up for a Newly-Appointed Education Leader
Chapter 5. Citizens on Patrol
Chapter 6. A Case Study of a Neighborhood Organization
PART III: Explanatory Case Studies
Chapter 7. A Nutshell Example: The Effect of a Federal Award on a University Computer Science Department
Chapter 8. Essential Ingredients of Explanatory Case Studies: Three Drug Prevention Examples
Chapter 9. Transforming a Business Firm Through Strategic Planning
Chapter 10. Rival Explanations
PART IV: Cross-Case Syntheses
Chapter 11. Proposal Processing by Public and Private Universities
Chapter 12. Case Studies of Transformed Firms
PART V: Case Study Evaluations
Chapter 13: Evaluation of a Community Coalition
Chapter 14. Sheriff’s Combined Auto Theft Task Force
Chapter 15. Technical Assistance for HIV/AIDS Community Planning

This text brings the theory of case study research to life by presenting real-life illustrations of research techniques in practice. Professionals and advanced students can learn a lot by modeling their own research strategies on these examples.

Mark Henderson
Mills College

A practical guide to complement Yin's seminal book on Case study research.

Mr Marcos Ferasso
Business Administration , Federal University of Parana
February 11, 2016

Simple and straight forward

Mr Philomena Cato
Media Studies, TA Marryshow Community College
February 15, 2014

This was not adopted. However it is a recommended book for individual students who are using a case study approach for their dissertation.

Dr Lynda Rogerson
Computer Science Dept, Colorado Technology University - Colorado Springs
November 9, 2013

Excellent supplementary text to Creswell's for a graduate-level research methods class.

Dr Dwight Vick
Mgmt Marketing Public Adm Div, Governors State University
August 7, 2013

I chose Yin's Case Study Research instead. The Applications text would be better suited to a course devoted solely to case study research.

Dr John Lee
Education , Fordham University
May 16, 2013

The book is too technical for my needs. It does not present enough from the qualitative research stance that I emphasize in my teaching. I was surprised by all the tables and by the dense prose. Not at all what I expected.

Professor Barbara Henderson
Elementary Education Dept, San Francisco State University
October 1, 2011

Robert K. Yin

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.Outside of COSMOS, Dr. Yin has assisted numerous other research groups, helping to train their field teams or to design research studies. The most recent such engagements have been with The World Bank, the Division of Special Education and disAbility Research at George Mason University, the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes at the Children’s National Health System (Washington, DC),... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412989169