This quick reference guide will show you how to succeed in case study assignments. It takes the reader through the process step by step, from reading and understanding the assignment brief through to critically evaluating the case, applying theory and presenting the assignment. Vanessa van der Ham's advice is based on marking criteria, feedback from tutors and frequently asked questions from students. Throughout, the book draws upon examples of core tasks from a wide range of areas of study, including management, engineering, health and social sciences."
Vanessa van der Ham is a Learning Consultant at Massey University, New Zealand.
Introduction PART I: UNDERSTANDING CASE STUDY ASSIGNMENTS 1. What is a Case Study? 2. What Will my Assignment Involve? 3. Reading the Assignment Brief 4. What if I have to Find my own Case to Analyse? PART II: READING THE CASE AND TAKING NOTES 5. Reading with a Critical Mind-Set 6. Identifying Key Facts/Issues 7. Formulating your Aims and Objectives 8. Interrogating the Facts 9. What if there's Information Missing from the Case? PART III: ANALYZING THE CASE 10. Selecting relevant readings 11. What are you Trying to Find out from the Readings? 12. Applying Theory and Research to the Case 13. Diagnosing Underlying Problems 14. Discussing Best Practice 15. Brainstorming Solution Options PART IV: SELECTING A SOLUTION 16. Evaluating Solution Options 17. Justifying your Solution 18. Developing an Action Plan References Useful Sources
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