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Yin, Robert K.

Works: 130 works in 676 publications in 8 languages and 13,947 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: H62, 300.722
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Most widely held works by Robert K Yin
Case study research : design and methods by Robert K Yin( Book )

175 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 5,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition Case Study Research has been carefully revised, updated, and expanded while retaining virtually all of the features and coverage of the second edition. Robert K. 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. Yin also traces the uses and importance of case studies to a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, history, management, planning, social work, and education."--Jacket
Applications of case study research by Robert K Yin( Book )

55 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written to augment the author's 'Case Study Research', the new edition of this applications book presents or discusses new case studies from a wide array of topics offering a variety of examples or applications of case study research methods
Street-level governments : assessing decentralization and urban services by Robert K Yin( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban decentralization is an attempt to reorganize local services through some combination of: (1) giving service recipients or clients greater responsibility over service policies (the client dimension) and (2) increasing service resources at the level of specific, geographically defined neighborhoods (the territorial dimension). The reorganization can stem from one or more of seven possible strategies; community relations, physical redeployment, administrative decentralization, grievance mechanism, employment of neighborhood residents, new neighborhood institutions, and/or political decentralization. These seven strategies fall into three groups that reflect the degree of intended decentralization along either the client or territorial dimension. The first four are weak strategies, the next two are moderate strategies, and the last may be considered a strong strategy. The present study is a summary assessment of 269 case studies of urban decentralization, dealing with three major questions: What have been the outcomes of the decentralization innovations, as reported by the case studies? What is the relationship between these outcomes and the attempt to implement weak, moderate and strong decentralization strategies? What is the relationship between these outcomes and various other factors? (Author/JM)
Qualitative research from start to finish by Robert K Yin( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lively, practical text presents a fresh and comprehensive approach to doing qualitative research. The book offers a unique balance of theory and clear-cut choices for customizing every phase of a qualitative study. A scholarly mix of classic and contemporary studies from multiple disciplines provides compelling, field-based examples of the full range of qualitative approaches. Readers learn about adaptive ways of designing studies, collecting data, analyzing data, and reporting findings. Key aspects of the researcher's craft are addressed, such as fieldwork options, the five phases of dat
The city in the seventies by Robert K Yin( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing urban bureaucracies : how new practices become routinized by Robert K Yin( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The routinization process, i.e., how service practices in urban bureaucracies become part of "standard practice," is described by examining the life histories of six types of innovation: computer-assisted instruction, police computer systems, mobile intensive care units, closed circuit TV systems, breath testing for driver safety, and Jet-Axe (an explosive fire-fighting device). The life histories are analyzed in terms of the achievement of ten organizational events, conceptualized as "passages" (transitions to another organizational state) or "cycles" (survival over periodic events). The study emphasizes how these events are critical to the life history of an innovative practice. The stages in which routinization occurs and the conditions that lead to it are discussed, and several strategies that were found effective in promoting routinization are presented. The study suggests several steps that, if confirmed by further research, will allow policy officials to assess and influence routinization
The case study anthology( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Yin introduces the world of case study research through 19 carefully selected & edited works which represent classic case studies from the fields of sociology, political science, & related disciplines
Conserving America's neighborhoods by Robert K Yin( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the years I have conducted numerous neighborhood studies, alternately focusing on specific geographic areas, public programs, and types of citizen actions. Because most of these efforts were done on a project-by-project basiS, it did not readily occur to me that these separate investigations also represented an aggregate statement about American neighborhoods: the con tinuing and complex relationship between public policy and neighborhood life. A suggestion by Lloyd Rodwin, the senior editor for this series, prOvided the opportunity to reexamine the various manuscripts, and to select (and in some cases, conSiderably edit) those bearing most on this overall theme. Thus each of the chapters in this book is a commentary on the potential uses of public policy for preserving the most cherished aspect of contemporary neigh borhoods-the social life within them. In some cases the policy actions may have only an indirect effect on neighborhoods. For instance, a whole portion of the book is devoted to the role of research in understanding neighborhood conditions; public policy is relevant because research, these days, has itself become a public policy enterprise. In other cases the policy effects are direct and pervasive-the support of citizen organizations, the delivery of neigh borhood services, and the provision of timely and relevant information to residents. I do not know whether the relationship between public policy and neigh borhoods is the same or as intimate outside the United States
Cable television, developing community services by P Carpenter-Huffman( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final volume of a four-volume study focuses on community use of cable television systems. Four separate aspects are discussed extensively: the possibilities of public access, use in municipal service applications, uses in education, and a guide for education planners. Each section contains several appendixes and the education sections include a bibliography. A glossary of cable television terms also is provided. (Sk)
Race, creed, color, or national origin; a reader on racial and ethnic identities in American society by Robert K Yin( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tinkering with the system : technological innovations in state and local services by Robert K Yin( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrolling the neighborhood beat : residents and residential security by Rand Corporation( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains profiles of more than 100 civilian patrols in residential areas, and detailed narratives that describe 32 of them. Fifteen urban areas were studied. Each of them contains at least one citizen patrol which is given the detailed treatment, while the other patrols in the area are profiled. Information presented in the narrative descriptions includes origin, patrol operations, organizational structure and activities, and results. The profiles give brief information on the neighborhood composition, main crime problem, operations, organization, most serious incident, non-crime prevention activity and present status. Areas covered include Baltimore (Md), Boston (Ma), Brooklyn (NY), Chicago (Il), Dallas (Tx), Detroit (Mi), Houston (Tx), Los Angeles (Ca), Newark (NJ), New Orleans (La), Norfolk (Va), San Diego (Ca), San Jose (Ca), St. Louis (Mo), Washington (DC)
Introducing the world of education : a case study reader( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few books, original or edited, have such a broad range of coverage while offering enough structure and context to lay the foundation for introductory education courses!"--Jacket
Federal activities in urban economic development by Georges Vernez( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals exclusively with federal policies and programs. There is a continuing and pervasive regional and suburban decentralization of population and employment accompanied by a convergence in per capita income among areas. Slow growth or decline has led to fiscal strains in some cities, necessitating either service cutbacks or increased taxes, or both. Federal policies on procurement, capital depreciation, and housing have generally reinforced regional and suburban decentralization. Primary influence is exercised not by the modest cluster of direct programs but by, e.g., federal purchase, tax expenditures, and regulatory policies. Direct programs have had only moderate effects on development. Large, multipurpose programs successfully address only one class of problem. They often fail to aid the economically disadvantaged. Four major policy issues deserve further analysis: job creation and worker mobility, fiscal assistance to local government, aid to specific places, and geographical considerations in policy formulation
Citizen patrol projects by Robert K Yin( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cable television : applications for municipal services by Robert K Yin( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cable television: citizen participation in planning by Robert K Yin( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historical background of citizen participation in local affairs and its relevance at the onset of community concern about cable television are briefly discussed in this report. The participation of citizens, municipal officials, and cable operators in laying the groundwork for a cable system as well as the pros and cons of cable television as advanced by each position are reviewed. Historical lessons from contemporary American urban politics are brought forth in an effort to show where cable advocates will meet the most opposition and delay in trying to implement a publicly responsive cable system. Specifically discussed in the report are the considerations that must be made by the community in regard to cable ownership, cable system geography, cable subscription fees, cable service, and the monitoring of cable operations. (Mc)
Neighborhood communications centers : planning information and referral services in the urban library : prepared under a grant from the John and Mary R. Markle Foundation by Robert K Yin( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potential development of information and referral (i & r) services in branch libraries was explored by examining five cases where such services have been initiated. The extent to which the public library system is appropriate for information and referral services was carefully examined in the light of its ability to carry on seven functions: (1) needs assessment, (2) development of the directory used to make referrals, (3) staffing, (4) publicity, (5) accessibility to users, (6) recordkeeping and follow-up, (7) relationship with other agencies. Five i & r services operating in five cities in the United States were chosen for the study. To a varying degree, each of four was library-affiliated; the fifth was not. Library sponsorship of i & r services was an asset from the standpoint of staffing, accessibility to users, and cooperative relationship with other agencies. It was neutral in terms of needs assessment, directory development, publicity, and record keeping. I & r services will necessitate extensive telephone use for referrals. It is anticipated that libraries will be able to make the adjustment. The study concludes with a discussion of possible roles of federal and state governments in developing i & r services in other cities. (Author/KC)
Citizen organizations: increasing client control over services : prepared for the Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R & D utilization by local services : problems and proposals for further research by Robert K Yin( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Case study research : design and methods
Alternative Names
Robert K. Yin American social scientist

Yin Kuo-zuir

Yin, Robert K.

Yin, Robert Kuo-zuir 1941-

인, 로버트 K

イン, ロバート・K


Applications of case study researchQualitative research from start to finishThe case study anthologyIntroducing the world of education : a case study reader