Using Participant-Observation to Study Urban Neighborhoods

  • Robert K. Yin
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy: Cities and Development book series (EDPC)


The urban neighborhood, long of interest to city planners and sociologists, has in recent years become of increasing concern to public policy makers. The reasons have been painfully obvious: The urban riots of the 1960s, the continued ethnic and racial changes in the city, and the feared abandonment of the central city have all had their greatest impact at the neighborhood level.


False Alarm Residential Land Urban Neighborhood Fire Department Municipal Service 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert K. Yin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Case Study InstituteUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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