|| A companion to Robert Yin's highly successful textbook Case Study Research: Design and Methods (3rd Edition, 2003), Applications of Case Study Research, Second Edition discusses numerous completed case studies on a variety of topics and includes examples using specific case study techniques and principles. The topics emphasize institutional and organizational phenomena, such as education, law enforcement, public health, economic development, and job training. From design to reporting, the applications identify and suggest solutions to problems commonly encountered when doing case studies. This Second Edition includes several new cases and is reorganized into four parts: Part I looks at the role of theory in case studies, containing examples of exploratory, descriptive, and explanatory case studies. Part II investigates descriptive case studies, Part III considers explanatory case studies, and Part IV explores cross-case, or multiple-case, studies. Applications of Case Study Research will prove invaluable to all students and researchers who employ case studies in a wide variety of disciplines.