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COSMOS Corporation

3 Bethesda Metro Center Suite 400

Bethesda, Maryland 20814

United States

Company Description

COSMOS Corporation, celebrating its 27th year in 2007, provides applied research and evaluation, technical support, and management assistance aimed at improving public policy, private enterprise, and collaborative ventures. COSMOS serves clients by: - T ... more

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Background Information



Robert K. Yin Fund at M.I.T.




Harvard College


Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences


brain and cognitive sciences


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Robert Yin - President, COSMOS Corporation

Interview With Robert K. Yin / Methodology / Issue Archive / The Evaluation Exchange / Evaluation / HFRP - Harvard Family Research Project [cached]

Robert K. Yin is president of COSMOS Corporation, an evaluation research firm based in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Yin's extensive publications on case study methodology include Case Study Research and Applications of Case Study Research. COSMOS is currently using case study methodology in three of four of its evaluations of community-based collaborative initiatives. We asked Dr. Yin to share with us some of his insights about the use of case study methodology in evaluating such initiatives.

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Robert K. Yin is President of COSMOS Corporation, an applied research and social science firm. Over the years, COSMOS has successfully completed hundreds of projects for federal agencies, state and local agencies, and private foundations, and most of this bookas applications come from these projects. Outside of COSMOS, Dr. Yin has assisted numerous other research groups, helping to train their field teams or to design research studies. A recent engagement has been with the United Nations Development Programme, and another assignment has been to provide guidance to assist doctoral students at the University of Copenhagen. Currently, Dr. Yin holds the position of distinguished scholar-in-residence at American Universityas School of International Service (Washington, DC). Earlier, he served as Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Government Accountability Officeas research methodology division. Dr. Yin has authored nearly 100 journal articles and books. His first book on the case study method, Case Study Research: Design and Methods (2014) is in its fifth edition. He has edited two case study anthologies (Yin, 2004; and 2005) and has most recently authored a new text on qualitative research methods (Yin, 2011). Dr. Yin received his B.A. in history from Harvard College (magna cum laude) and his Ph.D. in brain and cognitive sciences from M.I.T.

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Robert K. Yin, Ph.D., serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO of COSMOS Corporation, an applied research and social science firm that has been in operation since 1980. Over the years, COSMOS has successfully completed hundreds of projects for government agencies, private foundations, and other entrepreneurial and non-profit organizations. At COSMOS, Dr. Yin actively leads various research projects, including those in which the case study method is used. He has authored numerous books and peer-reviewed articles, including Case Study Research and Applications of Case Study Research. In 1998 he founded the Robert K. Yin Fund at M.I.T., which supports seminars on brain sciences, as well as other activities related to the advancement of predoctoral students in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

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MSP-PE is led by COSMOS Corporation with Robert K. Yin serving as Principal Investigator.

Principal Investigator: Robert K. Yin
Contacts: Darci Terrell, Robert K. Yin

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