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Applications of case study research / Robert K. Yin

Main Author Yin, Robert K. Country Estados Unidos. Edition 2nd ed Publication Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2003 Description XVIII, 173 p. : il. ; 22 cm Series Applied Social Research Methods Series , 34 ISBN 0-7619-2551-1 CDU 303
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Written to augment the author's earlier, extremely successful volume, Case Study Research: Design and Methods, the new edition of this applications book presents and discusses new case studies from a wide array of topics offering a variety of examples or applications of case study research methods. These applications demonstrate specific techniques or principles that are integral to the case study method. Through these practical applications, the reader is able to identify solutions to problems encountered during this type of research.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Theory
  • The Role of Theory in Doing Case Studies
  • What is the Case Study Method?
  • What is the Role of Theory in Doing Case Studies
  • Exploratory Case Studies
  • Case Selection and Screening: Criteria and Procedures
  • Causal Case Studies I: Factor Theories
  • Causal Case Studies II: Explanatory Theories
  • Descriptive Scase Studies
  • Conclusions
  • Descriptive Case Studies
  • A Case Study of a Neighborhood Organization
  • Initiation and Structure of the Organization
  • Revitalization Activities and Their Support
  • Relationship to Voluntary Associations and Networks
  • Relationship to City Government
  • Outcomes
  • List of Respondents and Annotated Bibliography
  • Computer Implementation in a Local School System
  • The Computer System in Operation
  • Organizational Issues
  • Explanatory Case Studies
  • A Nutshell Example: The Effect of a Federal Award on a University Computer Science Department
  • Essential Ingredients of Explanatory Case Studies: Three Drug Prevention Examples
  • Simplified Case Example No. 1: "Town Meetings Galvanize Action Against Drug Dealing"
  • Simplified Case Example No. 2: "Interagency Collaboration to Reduce BWI Incidents"
  • Simplified Case Example No. 3: "Designated Driver Program, Delivered Through Vendors"
  • "Transforming" a Business Firm Through Strategic Planning
  • Company Profile and Conditions Leading to Change
  • Strategic Plan Transforms the Business
  • Chronology
  • Sheriff's Combined Auto Theft Task Force
  • The Practice and Its Funding
  • Implementation of the Practice
  • Outcomes to Date
  • Chronology
  • Cross-Case Analyses
  • Technical Assistance for HIV/AIDS Community Planning
  • Defining a Framework for Assessing the Effectiveness of Technical Assistance (TA)
  • Documented Outcomes, Varieties of TA Studied and Possible Rival Explanations for the Outcomes
  • Findings on Individual Hypotheses Regarding Reasons for Successful TA Delivery
  • Proposal Processing by Public and Private Universities
  • Introduction to the Study
  • The Time Needed to Process and Submit Proposals
  • Costs of Preparing Proposals
  • Case Studies of Transformed Firms
  • Why Study Transformed Firms?
  • What is a Transformed Firm?
  • What Kind of Transformation Did the Firms Experience?
  • Did the Transformations Share Common Conditions
  • Summary: General Lessons About Transformed Firms
  • About the author

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