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Dr. Robert K. Yin

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Phone: (301) ***-****  
Email: r***@***.com
Local Address:  Bethesda , Maryland , United States
COSMOS Corporation

Employment History

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    COSMOS Corporation
  • Principal Investigator
    COSMOS Corporation

Board Memberships and Affiliations

    University of Arkansas
  • Founder
    Robert K. Yin Fund at M.I.T.


  • Ph.D. , brain and cognitive sciences
  • B.A. , history
    Harvard College
22 Total References
Web References
Robert Yin - President, COSMOS Corporation
Footprint Books - Book Detail, 5 Jan 2012 [cached]
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.
Vol. 7, No. 6 - 15 February 2006 - California Online Mathematics Education Times (COMET), 15 Feb 2006 [cached]
"Although the scope of MSP activities makes for a challenging evaluation, assessments of educational tools and approaches are necessary for the long-term success of our nation's educational enterprise," commented Robert Yin, principal investigator at COSMOS.
Robert K. Yin is President ..., 6 June 2013 [cached]
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.
Interview With Robert K. Yin / Methodology / Issue Archive / The Evaluation Exchange / Evaluation / HFRP - Harvard Family Research Project, 1 Jan 2011 [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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