Yin begins the fourth edition of his 6 chapter book by explaining that case study research is a linear, but iterative process this statement is supported by a visual which is displayed on the first page of each chapter. Case study research methodology in nursing research t yin, 2014) case study designs merriam, stake, and yin each have a differing perspective on case study. The fifth volume in the applied social research methods series is an extremely successful volume in this 4th edition, robert yin has updated the chapters and case examples to reflect recent developments in the field case study research is a comprehensive presentation of the design and use of the. Yin puts forth a definition of case study as a research method stating that it is an empirical inquiry that investigates a contemporary phenomenon (the case) in depth and within its real world context when the boundaries between phenomenon and context may not be clearly evident (yin, 2014. Using a positivist case study methodology to build and test theories in information systems: illustrations from four exemplary studies case study research is remarkably hard, even though case studies.
Yin provides a thoughtful overview of case study methodology, including attention to both larger considerations of using case study findings to further analytic generalizations and to the step-by-step details of doing case study research. Interestingly, yin (2003b) in his companion book to his case study textbook (yin, 2003a) speaks of the case study method (pp4ff) in contrast to his usual reference to case studies as a research strategy (cf also section 31. So effective was yin's defense of case study as a rigorous methodology that it had the effect of increasing my appreciation for case study research as a methodology and engendered a new respect and consideration for its use.
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. For dissertations, when you start your case study research you may want to follow the recommendations of robert k yin, who i believe is the best methodologist available his book, case study research: design and methods is regarded by numerous universities as the best primary source for the case study method. Specifically the case study method of qualitative research would be used for yin (2003) offers a more detailed and technical definition of case studies as an. Case study h researc applications of case study research by robert k yin 35 introductionto facettheory mixed methodology by abbas tashakkori and charles. Case study methodology as a research method, case study methodology is well established in the social sciences this approach may help to inform practice by illustrating what has worked well, what has been achieved and what have been the issues or dilemmas.
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. Yin, robert k, case study research: design and methods, 1984: newbury park, sage publications, page 23 case studies are only one of many ways of doing social science research, with. 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.
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. Case study research has 595 ratings and 43 reviews sarah said: the case study method has struggled a lot over the years to gain respect although it is. Common methods used in case study research the goal of case study research is to understand the complexity of a case in the most complete way possible. Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the fifth edition of robert k yin's bestselling text offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool.
Methods in case study analysis the use of case studies as a research methodology has grown in recent years because of yin notes that case studies must. The case study method in research demands a high degree of depth, breadth and rigour, with careful attention within a single case (yin 2009: 50) for example, the. Case study research and applications: design and methods welcome to the companion site this site is intended to enhance your use of case study research and applications, sixth edition, by robert k yin. With the increasing trend of mixed methods use in research as of late (creswell, 2009), yin's latest edition incorporates hierarchical linear and structural equation models of 222 book reviews quantitative analysis a move which reinforces the text's position that case studies are a design that can embrace both research traditions.