A Look at an Efficacious Case Study Design
It is important to remember that this is just like any other assignment given in school. It, therefore, means that any case study assignment you are given is supposed to be exquisite. The best way to ensure that you achieve this is first to understand the correct structure of a case study. This blog looks to explore this issue. An ideal case study structure should be as follows;
Intro – just like other academic articles you will write, your case study’s introduction should play the role of guiding the readers on both the purpose of the research as well as its scope. It means that not only should it grab their attention, it also needs to show them what the case study looks to research and how the writer will try to reach that goal.
- Literature review – this will be an analysis of the writer's literature to research the paper. Understand that this part of the case study should be essentially structured like in essay writing. However, when writing case studies, your literature review should be a chance for you to give the background of your paper's subject. This is important as it helps your reader get the context of what the study looks to research.
- Methodology – this is the section where you get to justify choosing the given topic. Here it would be best if you showed your readers why you settled on the said subject as your paper's theme. On the other hand, it is good to understand that you need to give supporting evidence showing the validity of the case you chose to study. It would be best if you remembered that it is also at this stage that you present the data collection method you employed when researching for your case study. Likewise, it would be best to show why you thought the chosen methods were the most appropriate in collecting data for your case study.
- Discussion – This is where you present the data you collected in the research stage. The main thing to remember here is that with case studies, you need to bring out your interpretation of the data collected. You do not merely present your findings; ensure that you focus more on the interpretations. This will help lead to your goal of expounding the chosen theme.
- In this stage, you have to tell if your findings are similar to other studies or different. While doing so, you need to tell the readers why this is so. It is also essential to give a synthesis of some of your main points. This will help you remind the reader of these points and convince them that you have appropriately answered your thesis statement.
Case studies are some of the assignments that college students are given as academic writing assignments. It is essential to understand that a case study can be considered both a research method and an analytical tool that helps a researcher investigate, analyze, and bring out conclusions with regards to a complex phenomenon.