How to approach case studies (1st steps (read question & understand it…
How to approach case studies
read question & understand it
take relevent information
capture the key issues relevant to the question(s). At this stage you are diagnosing: What seems to be going on here that may be relevant
Start organising your observations:
What seem to be the underlying issues or events that may have affected the situation of interest?
Are there any causal relationships – maybe there are multiple causes – between events in the organisation?
Are there any causal relationships between the organisation’s environment and the current concerns?
Support your argument with evidence from the case, stating any assumptions you have made.
Identify concepts from the module that could help you expand on and support your diagnosis.
Remind yourself again of the questions
Ensure that your recommendations are logical in light of the situation you have described, and that they take into account the interests and values of stakeholders.
At all of these stages you should be drawing on concepts, models or theories introduced in B207
use a framework (SWOT)
to help you make sense of all the information you have
to draw out the main points