Case study research can be used to study a range of topics and purposes (simons, 2009 stake, 2006 stewart, 2014) however, the essential requisite for employing case study stems from one's motivation to illuminate understanding of complex phenomena (merriam, 2009 stake, 2006 yin, 2014. 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. In this article, we explore the evolution of case study research, discuss methodological variations, and summarize key elements with the aim of providing guidance on the available options for researchers wanting to use case study in their work.
Case study research design and methods second edition robert k yin applied social research methods series business, social work, and planning (yin, introduction 3 1983) case studies are even found in economics, in which the structure of a given industry, or the economy of a city or a region, may be investigated by using a case study.
That methodology will follow the recommendation of yin (1994) and has four stages: design the case study, conduct the case study, analyze the case study evidence, and develop the conclusions, recommendations and implications. The case study as a research method uses and users of information -- lis 391d1 -- spring 1997 introduction case study research excels at bringing us to an understanding of a complex issue or object and can extend experience or add strength to what is already known through previous research. • definition of the “case” in case study research, • benefits of developing a theoretical perspective in conjunction with your design and analysis tasks, method (see yin, 2009a) a case studies as a research (not teaching) method an abbreviated definition. 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 with the integration of 11 applications in this edition, the book gives readers access to exemplary case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic and applied fields.
Case study research and applications: design and methods [robert k yin] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers recognized as one of the most cited methodology books in the social sciences. Researcher robert k yin defines the case study research method as an empirical inquiry that investigates a contemporary phenomenon within its real-life context when the boundaries between phenomenon and context are not clearly evident and in which multiple sources of evidence are used (yin, 1984, p 23.
Research, chapter 3 deals more technically with the preparation of the case study research a a great deal is written on the skills of the case study researcher, preparation and training. Case study h researc fourthedition applied social research methods series applications of case study research by robert k yin 35 introductionto facettheory by samuel shye and dov elizur with michael hoffman when to use case studies as a research method the case study as a research method. 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 case study research and applications applications of case study research introducing the world of.
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. Case study research design and methods second edition robert k yin applied social research methods series volumes ~ sage publications ~~ international educational and professional publisher thousand oaks london new deihl.
Case study methodology has long been a contested terrain in social sciences research which is characterized by varying, sometimes opposing, approaches espoused by many research methodologists despite being one of the most frequently used qualitative research methodologies in educational research, the methodologists do not have a full consensus on the design and implementation of case study. Chapter 1 a (very) brief refresher on the case study method 5 different research methods, including the case study method, can be determined by the kind of research question that a study is trying to address (eg, shavelson. Case study h researc fourthedition applied social research methods series applications of case study research by robert k yin 35 introductionto facettheory by samuel shye and dov elizur with michael hoffman 36 graphing data mixed methodology by abbas tashakkori and charles teddlie 47 narrative research.