2004) to answer the question i did some research among case studies to see context (yin, 2003) when a study includes more than one single case, a multiple case study is needed this is frequently associated with several wider exploring of research questions and theoretical evolution (eisenhardt. The book is heavily influenced by the advances in case study research and remains a definitive guide on how to design more rigorous and methodologically sound case studies that will stand up to questions of validity and reliability importantly yin manages to link theory and practice by presenting the breadth of case study. Process of narrowing down my research topic, honing my questions, and trying to find the most instrumental research method while conceptualizing and designing my dissertation project then, i signed up for a case study course which introduced me to yin, merriam, and stake's renditions of case study. Her review of case study research: designs and methods, third edition by robert yin as in earlier editions, each chapter opens with an introduction of questions and topics that will be explored, and ends with exercises that are useful guides for reviewing information in the chapter readers will be glad to know that the. Design begins with formulating appropriate research questions that will shape the structure of the study to come at this stage you should clearly define what the 'cases' in your case study will be, for example whether they are individuals, organisations, events and so on your cases form the unit of analysis for your study (yin. Various authors of case study methods discuss and demonstrate a variety of paradigmatic perspectives i will discuss the most commonly cited perspectives according to yin (1994) the case study design must have five components: the research question(s), its propositions, its unit(s) of analysis, a determination of how the.
The choice of data collection procedures should be guided by the research question and the choice of design the case study approach typically com- bines data collection methods such as archives, interviews, questionnaires, and observations (yin 1989) this triangulated methodology provides stron- ger substantiation of. Figure 1: the case study process [48, p 1] 2 plan the planning stage focuses on identifying the research questions or other rationale for doing a case study, deciding to use the case study method (compared with other methods), and understanding its strengths and limitations  according to yin, clearly defining the. Research as such, case studies are preferred in the following situations (yin 2009): • when, how or why questions are being asked • when the researcher has little control over events • when the focus is on a contemporary phenomenon the research insight below illustrates research using case studies in. Yes, case study research includes both single- and multiple-case studies essential common ground between the two (yin, 1994b) do a history, a survey, or an experiment (but not a case study) to answer this question what aspects of the question, if any, could not be answered through these other research strategies.
Doing urban research by gregory d andranovich and gerry riposa 34 applications of case study research by robert k yin 35 case study research: design and methodslrobert k yin-4th ed p cm substance (not just the form) of a ca~e study's initial questions and a suggested. Literature review on case study research and this paper provides the results of this review i of the research strategy yin: a methodologist according to yin ( 2003b), case study strategy has five components: the study's questions, its propositions which reflect on a theoretical issue, its unit(s) of analysis (the event, entity, or. Based on our experiences of conducting several health-related case studies, we reflect on the different types of case study design, the specific research questions this approach can help answer, the data sources that tend to be used, and the particular advantages and disadvantages of employing this.
2 robert k yin revised draft, 10/1/04 research the overall idea is that different research methods serve complementary functions your study might even use multiple methods that include the case study 5 the distinctive topics for applying the case study method arise from at least two situations first and. Proponents of wider application of case studies, such as yin (1981) claim that the use of case studies is only limited by lack of understanding of the types of applications, the types of research questions best addressed (as opposed to other strategies) and the type of case study design (subsequent sections will discuss all of. According to yin (2006), case study research is best applied when the research addresses descriptive or explanatory questions: ie what happened, how, and why it is also good for describing a situation or phenomenon occurring in the present, where in-depth description is useful and where the researcher does not need.