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Case study research: design and methods

Author: Yin, Robert K. Series: Applied social research methods series ; 5 Publisher: Sage, 2009.Edition: 4th ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 217 p. : Ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781412960991Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Case Study Research
Design and Methods
Contents
ForewordviiDonald T Campbell
Prefaceix
1. Introduction: How to Know Whether and
When to Use Case Studies as a Research Method3
The Case Study as a Research Method3Comparing Case Studies with Other Research
Methods in the Social Sciences5
Different Kinds of Case Studies, but a Common Definition16
Summary21
2. Designing Case Studies: Identifying Your Case(s) and
Establishing the Logic of Your Case Study25
General Approach to Designing Case Studies25
Criteria for Judging the Quality of Research Designs40
Case Study Designs46
Modest Advice in Selecting Case Study Designs60
3. Preparing to Collect Case Study Evidence: What You
Need to Do Before Starting to Collect Case Study Data67
The Case Study Investigator: Desired Skills67
Preparation and Training for a Specific Case Study73
The Case Study Protocol79
Screening the Candidate "Cases" for Your Case Study91
The Pilot Case Study92
Summary94
4. Collecting Case Study Evidence: The Principles You
Should Follow in Working with Six Sources of Evidence99
Six Sources of Evidence101
Three Principles of Data Collection114
Summary124
5. Analyzing Case Study Evidence: How to Start Your
Analysis, Your Analytic Choices, and How They Work127 An Analytic Strategy: More Than Familiarity
with Analytic Tools127
Five Analytic Techniques136
Pressing for a High-Quality Analysis160
Summary162
6. Reporting Case Studies: How and What to Compose165
Targeting Case Study Reports167
Case Study Reports as Part of Larger, Mixed Methods Studies173
Illustrative Structures for Case Study Compositions175
Procedures in Doing a Case Study Report179
What Makes an Exemplary Case Study?185
References193
Author Index203
Subject Index207
About the Author219

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