These methods are a common choice in social science research problems and are often used to study ideas, beliefs, human behaviors and other research questions that do not involve studying the relationship between variables. 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. Describe the benefits and limitations of using the case study method case study research refers to an in-depth, detailed study of an individual or a small group of.
Ultimately, case study research and applications will guide students in the successful design and use of the case study research method new to this edition includes 11 in-depth applications that show how researchers have implemented case study methods successfully. 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 method is indexed in many introductory research textbooks and is often taught in qualitative research methods courses that discuss a variety of methods. Robert k yin cosmos corporation 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. Embedded within yin's (2014) case study design are the hallmarks of a postpositivist approach to research: seeking rival explanations and falsifying hypotheses, the capability for replication with a multiple case study design, the pursuit of generalizations (if required), minimizing levels of subjectivity, and the use of multiple methods of.
The word 'case' means 'an instance of' and the central feature of case study research design is the investigation of the one or more specific 'instances of' something that comprise the cases in the study. The case study method has struggled a lot over the years to gain respect although it is a very useful method for untangling social complexity, it's often viewed as a weak form of research in an increasingly quantitative world. Case study research: design and methods / edition 5 the fourth edition of robert k yin's bestselling text presents the breadth of the case study method but at a detailed level and serves as a complete portal to the world of case study research.
A research design is the set of methods and procedures used in collecting and analyzing measures of the variables specified in the research problem researchthe design of a study defines the study type (descriptive, correlation, semi-experimental, experimental, review, meta-analytic) and sub-type (eg, descriptive-longitudinal case study), research problem, hypotheses, independent and. The research presented in this chapter is an unintended example of an adaptive or iterative research design (yin 2013)unforeseeable natural events, personal experiences, and interactions with. The case study research design is also useful for testing whether scientific theories and models actually work in the real world you may come out with a great computer model for describing how the ecosystem of a rock pool works but it is only by trying it out on a real life pool that you can see if it is a realistic simulation. 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 & towne, 2002, pp 99-106.
First, there is the no theory first type of case study design, which is closely connected tonbspa research design according to andrew b kirumbi 2018 is the set of methods and procedures used in collecting and analyzing measures of the variables specified in the research problem research the design of a study defines the study type descriptive. Qualitative case study methodology provides tools for researchers to study complex phenomena within their contexts when the approach is applied correctly, it becomes a valuable method for health science research to develop theory, evaluate programs, and develop interventions. His first book on the case study method, case study research: design and methods (2014) is in its fifth edition he has edited two case study anthologies (yin, 2004 and 2005) and has most recently authored a new text on qualitative research methods (yin, 2011.