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An Exercise in Rigor: A Review of Robert K. Yin’s Case Study Research Design and Methods
In his fourth edition of Case Study Research Design and Methods, Robert K. Yin continues to encourage the formation of better case study research. The text provides a technical yet practical guide to aid the committed researcher. It is an effort to promote rigor and to encourage the recognition of the limitations and awareness of the strengths of case study research. Throughout the text, Yin forthrightly addressed criticisms of the method and provided a solid defense of case study research and its breadth as a research method. An unexpected bonus of the text is found in the cross reference table that provides access to a wealth of classic and contemporary case study research.
Case Study Research, Generalizability, Methodology, Rigor, Qualitative Research
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Daughtery, C. (2009). An Exercise in Rigor: A Review of Robert K. Yin’s Case Study Research Design and Methods. The Qualitative Report, 14(2), 162-165. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2009.2842
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Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 2, Issue 27