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Yin, Robert K.

Works: 132 works in 716 publications in 9 languages and 14,225 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: H62, 300.722
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert K Yin
Case study research : design and methods by Robert K Yin( Book )

183 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 5,155 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 )

56 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and Turkish and held by 1,629 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
Qualitative research from start to finish by Robert K Yin( Book )

36 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 748 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
Street-level governments : assessing decentralization and urban services by Robert K Yin( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of the study reported here was to assess the various decentralization efforts as they occurred in different services and in different cities. The study reviewed decentralization's record in terms of five outcomes: (1) Increases in the flow of information between servers and served; (2) Improvements in service officials attitudes; (3) Improvements in client attitudes; (4) Improvements in services delivered; (5) Increases in client control. The study was based on an assessment of 215 previously written case studies of decentralization, collected from published sources as well as from federal agency records. The case studies covered such innovations as police-community relations programs, team policing, neighborhood health centers, new neighborhood multiservice facilities, little city halls, ombudsmen and complaint procedures and district control of schools. The Community Action and Model Cities programs prepared the groundwork for urban decentralization. However, each of these federal programs emphasized only one of the two dimensions of decentralization. The first dimension of decentralization, coming mainly from the Community Act Program, involves a client imperative. A second, equally important dimension coming more from the Model Cities experience invokes a territorial imperative. (Author/JM)
The city in the seventies by Robert K Yin( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 441 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 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of this report is to describe the process by which new service practices in urban bureaucracies become routinized. The routinization process is studied by examining the life histories of six types of innovations: computer-assisted instruction; police computer systems; mobile intensive care units; closed circuit television systems; breath tests for driver safety; and jet-axes (explosive devices used by fire departments). From this study, it is concluded that routinization of innovations occurs in a series of stages: the improvisation stage; the expansion stage; and the disappearance stage. Effective strategies for promoting routinization are outlined. Findings are also analyzed in relation to specific factors which may facilitate routinization. Implications of the study for further public policy research are discussed. (Author/MC)
The case study anthology( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 356 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 344 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 299 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 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case study research and applications : design and methods by Robert K Yin( Book )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] provides a complete portal to the world of case study research. With the integration of 11 applications in this edition, the book gives readers access to ... case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic and applied fields. Ultimately, [this book] will guide students in the ... design and use of the case study research method. New to this edition: includes 11 in-depth applications that show how researchers have implemented case study methods successfully; increases reference to relativist and constructivist approaches to case study research, as well as how case studies can be part of mixed methods projects; places greater emphasis on using plausible rival explanations to bolster case study quality; discusses synthesizing findings across case studies in a multiple-case study in more detail; adds an expanded list of 15 fields that have text or texts devoted to case study research; and sharpens discussion of distinguishing research from non-research case studies. The author brings to light at least three remaining gaps to be filled in the future: how rival explanations can become more routinely integrated into all case study research; the difference between case-based and variable-based approaches to designing and analyzing case studies; and the relationship between case study research and qualitative research."--
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 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 220 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 187 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 161 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 )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 111 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 by Robert K Yin( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 110 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( Book )

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

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