Case study research; design and methods, 5th ed.
Yin, Robert K.
Yin, who is associated with an applied research and social science firm and American U.'s School of International Service, demonstrates case study research to researchers and students. He explains whether and when to use the case study method, identifying the case and establishing the logic of the study, preparing to collect evidence, collecting six sources of evidence (documentation, archival records, interviews, direct observations, participant-observation, and physical artifacts), analyzing it, and creating written and oral reports. Examples from different academic and professional fields illustrate the methods. This edition has new material on the role of case study research in psychology and evaluation; seven tutorials; more on doing case studies under relativist or interpretivist and realist epistemologies, values and ethics and procedures for protecting human subjects, the use of logic models, composing reports, and data collection; revised definitions of case study research and the case; a more pointed discussion of analytic generalization; new terms; new material on electronic and social media sources; more emphasis on an inductive strategy for analyzing data; expanded coverage and references to a broader set of case studies, including nine new ones and five covering international affairs; and a brief glossary.
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