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Contents Foreword Donald T. Campbell Preface Additional Note About the Third Edition Preface to the Fourth Edition Acknowledgments 1. Introduction The Case Study as a Research Strategy Comparing Case Studies With Other Research Strategies in the Social Sciences Different Kinds of Case Studies, But a Common Definition Summary 2. Designing Case Studies General Approach to Designing Case Studies Criteria for Judging the Quality of Research Designs Case Study Designs Modest Advice in Selecting Case Study Designs 3. Conducting Case Studies: Preparing for Data Collection The Case Study Investigator: Desired Skills Training and Preparation for a Specific Case Study The Case Study Protocol Screening Case Study Nominations The Pilot Case Study Summary 4. Conducting Case Studies: Collecting the Evidence Six Sources of Evidence Three Principles of Data Collection Summary 5. Analyzing Case Study Evidence An Analytic Strategy: More Than Familiarity With Analytic Tools Specific Analytic Techniques Pressing for a High-Quality Analysis Summary 6. Reporting Case Studies Targeting Case Study Reports Case Study Reports as Part of Larger, Multimethod Studies Illustrative Structures for Case Study Compositions Procedures in Doing a Case Study Report What Makes an Exemplary Case Study? Appendix: Reference to Expanded Case Study Materials References Author Index Subject Index About the Author
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Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.