Essentially, case studies stand for narratives written on the problem-solution basis. However, in order to make certain your case study project communicates your message straight to the target audience, you have to be 100% sure it includes seven points that go next.
Your task is to determine what your project will be about. Think about the problems you have discussed in class or people you’d like to write your case study about. Start your work with researching at local library or global web in order to focus on a specific problem or challenge.
1. Case site.
The next step to be taken by case study author is case site selection. Think about individuals, company or organization related to the problem discussed on case study project. Make sure to interview these people at the same company (that’s your case site). Volunteers, workers, etc., who are interested in solving your case study problem are welcome.
Time to start interview practice. Communicate with the case site individuals on the problem issue. Find out what they have done in order to find the right problem solution. Make sure to ask the kind of questions that will give you reliable information on the way situation developed, what is working, what parties are involved. Never ask “no”/“yes” questions – they won’t give you enough details.
3. Information analysis.
You’re required to take all info you’ve succeeded to find on the web and in your library along with “case” info you’ve got from the interviews and do your best to point out key items that mostly pertain to the problem. Information should be organized in the same place.
4. Case study key sections.
Introduction to the case study problem is supposed to describe the very problem (do not go into details though). The following sections should be based on the case study problems. Provide you reader with information you have succeeded to gather from interviews, what solutions you have already found, what kind of thoughts or feelings you’ve gone through. The conclusion section is where you sum up all possible case study solutions and leave some aspects opened for the reader to come up with a different viewpoint or answer.