Qualitative data analysis: A methods sourcebook. Individuals are randomly assigned to the two groups. If you only think of rival explanations after data collection has been completed, you will be starting to justify and design a future study, but you will not be helping to complete your current case study. This book is clearly written, and yet offers a subtle and complicated understanding of the work that case studies do. Another strength of case study research is that the results are easy to explain to a non-scientific audience.
The criteria for interpreting the findings. The short answer is that case studies, like experiments, are generalizable to theoretical propositions and not to populations or universes. He presented a structured process for undertaking case study research where formal propositions or theories guide the research process and are tested as part of the outcome, highlighting his realist approach to qualitative case study research. If the writing is based on empirical studies, it is more possible for the book be successful than those based mainly on explanation, theories, and book chapters without empirical studies. Another thing I took from the book is the usefulness of a pilot study. The other main thing to remember during case studies is their flexibility.
A further goal is tob ring the case study to closure by writing a compelling report or book. Robert Yin's comprehensive presentation covers all aspects of the case study method--from problem definition, design, and data collection, to data analysis and composition and reporting. Casing the research case study. Many social scientist still believe that case studies are only appropriate for the descriptive phase, that surveys and histories are appropriate for the descriptive phase, and that experiments are the only way for doing explanatory or causal inquiries. This thoroughly revised text now covers more than 50 case studies approximately 25% new , gives fresh attention to quantitative analyses, discusses more fully the use of mixed methods research designs, and includes new methodological insights. Important elements of dissertations such as , , , and are explained in this e-book in simple words.
I have to say that I think it did a good job in providing a 10,000 foot view of case study from conception to publication; however, my general lack of familiarity with the subject matter my background being more rooted in quantitative approaches to research made this a difficult read. Perhaps Mel notices that great creative thinkers all have a special place in their homes, like a chair or a room, where they can go and think without being interrupted. The art of case study research. While this might help students who are trying to make the philosophical shift to qualitative research, it may bother purists. The versatility of case study research to accommodate the researcher's philosophical position presents a unique platform for a range of studies that can generate greater insights into areas of inquiry.
One type of qualitative research involves doing case studies, or examining the relationship between a phenomenon and a single person or group in-depth and over time. Qualitative Research Design: is implemented in cases where a relationship between collected data and observation is established on the basis of mathematical calculations. Another thing I took from the book is the usefulness of a pilot study. 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. Regardless of the purpose of the research, the process is similar. Professions including the social sciences, education, health, law, management, business, and urban planning have embraced case study research, demonstrating these outcomes.
It does not imply one causes the other. The e-book also explains all stages of the starting from the to writing personal reflection. I should say his book is good even for those who does not prefer this method. The first foundation of the case study is the subject and relevance. The research design will then be developed and the procedures for analyzing the data will be identified. Some authors consider research design as the choice between and research methods. Over the last 50 years, case study has been re-established as a credible, valid research design that facilitates the exploration of complex issues.
In addition, unlike a which deals with facts, a case study is based on opinion and is very much designed to provoke reasoned debate. They know how to research and it is very possible for them to explain and convey the essence of how to do. This would require an impossible large number of cases — too large to allow any statistical consideration of the relevant variables. At the same time some studies have a legitimate reason for not having any propositions. So case studies are only a preliminary research method and can not be used to describe or test propositions.
My only gripe with the book is that it is almost entirely concerned with conducting explanatory case studies and has little advice on developing a descriptive one even though Yin misleadingly suggests towards the beginning that his advice als It's a great guide for planning and conducting explanatory case studies. Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches. Yin 2014 outlines four fundamental types of case studies on the basis of the number of cases and units of analysis in the study design. Scientists are sometimes guilty of becoming bogged down in the general picture and it is sometimes important to understand specific cases and ensure a more holistic approach to. Some case study research goes beyond being a type of qualitative research, by using a mix of quantitative and qualitative evidence. Yin's case method provides a practical and comprehensive model for an empirical project.