Neighborhood Fact-Gathering

How Can We Study Neighborhoods Better?
  • Robert K. Yin
Part of the Environment, Development, and Public Policy: Cities and Development book series (EDPC)


No set of facts is as elusive as neighborhood facts. For the researcher who analyzes census data, one set of conclusions appears to emerge. For the researcher who talks to longtime residents, there may be a different picture. And finally, for the researcher who lives in the neighborhood for a few years, yet another set of facts may appear most pertinent. Thus what most researchers know about neighborhoods may be a mixture of their personal experiences, their aspirations regarding living conditions in America, and their research evidence.


Census Tract Neighborhood Fact Neighborhood Activity Neighborhood Change Neighborhood Study 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

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

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