The title of Robert Yin’s (2016) book, Qualitative Research from Start to Finish, second edition, aptly summarizes what he intended to accomplish and did. The author’s writing and organizational style made for an enjoyable and engaging read given the subject matter. For the student, teacher, or researcher seeking an in-depth understanding of the entire research process, this book covers it all, including an exhaustive reference list on qualitative studies in varied disciplines. In keeping with his training as a social scientist, Yin incorporated his global research experience and understanding of human behavior to produce a book with something to offer researchers at various levels. I integrated my perspective as a doctorate student with intermediate experience in qualitative and quantitative research, highlighting what I found most useful.
Analytical Generalization, Data Exclusion, Researcher Bias
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Matowe, D. (2019). Peeling Off the Layers in Qualitative Research: A Book Review of Robert K. Yin’s Qualitative Research from Start to Finish. The Qualitative Report, 24(4), 918-920. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol24/iss4/19