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My name is Julia and in this video we gonna be looking at how to write a case study analysis.
What is a Case Study Analysis?
A case study analysis is a form of academic writing which analyses a situation, event,
place or person to form a conclusion.
Difference Between Research Paper and Case Study
Case studies normally present a full introduction about a topic, but do not require citation
of other similar works, or the writer’s own opinion.
Conversely, research papers do not require a full introduction about the general topic
but do require citing of other similar work as well as the writer’s own views.
Types of Case Studies There are generally five types of case study
and it is important to work out which type you have been tasked to write before you can
begin to learn how to write a case study.
Illustrative/instrumental Case study analysis titles are normally expected
to include the words ‘case study’.
Here are a few case study examples titles: Santander’s Expansion in Canada: Case Study
Analysis Case Study on the Effects of Art Therapy in
Children with ADHD The National Health Service’s Treatment
of People with Learning Disabilities, Case Study Analysis
Toxicological Case Study of The Mississippi River
Reading Development in Remote Areas of Nigeria: A Case Study
Case Study on the Growth of Veganism in Berlin How to Format a Case Study
To know how to write a case study paper, you need to get an idea of the case study format
for students, which can consist of up to eight or more sections.
A basic generalized formatting guide is as follows.
Introduction/The Executive Summary.
Literary Review/ Background information.
Conclusion References or Bibliography
Appendices (if applicable) Note
How to Write a Case Study Outline A case study outline is a useful way for an
educational instructor to see that a student is on track to successfully complete writing
a case study analysis and identify any potential problems before the student begins working
on the study.
The case study outline may consist of the following information in preparation for writing
the case study in full: 1.
Title page Case study title
Student’s name Educational instructor's name:
Course name 2.
Introduction/Summary A paragraph giving an overview of the topic,
your thesis, and your key findings.
Main Body Paragraphs Literature Review/Background Information
Conclusion Paraphrase or answer your thesis
Summarize your case study A statement relating to your future recommendations
or ideas and a broad or wide sentence about the topic in general that may encourage the
reader to further ponder.
Reference List or Bibliography List of all the sources of evidence used to
create your case study in your educational establishments required citation style (APA,
MLA, Chicago, Harvard, Turabian).
There are various extensive ways to structure a case study but they all generally boil down
to five main areas; introduction, literature review, method, discussion, and conclusion.
So, now you’ve got the basic information about how to write a case study, let’s explore
the general sections in more depth.
Background Information/Literature Review: Method/Findings
The introduction should aim to hook the reader's attention in the first few sentences by explaining,
in an interesting way, the question you will be answering or the case you will be exploring.
Present relevant information from various reliable academic sources to help the reader
understand the extent of research in your chosen topic and help them understand the
importance of your case study (e.g., enhances current understanding, fills a gap in knowledge).
Explain why you selected your case, how it is related to the topic/issue, your particular
research methods and why you chose them/why they are suitable.
Restate your thesis, then draw your own conclusions as a result of what you have discovered from
your research and link to your thesis.
Give a brief summary of previous case studies you reviewed and how you contributed to the
expansion of current knowledge.
End by explaining how your case study and its findings could form part of future research
on the topic.
How to Create a Title Page and Cite a Case Study
The title page needs to be formatting according to your educational establishments recommendations
but a general format normally consists all or some of the following:
An interesting title that reflects the content of the case study, includes the words ‘Case
Study” and is around 5-9 words.
Your full name Your course name
Your educational instructors name The name of the educational establishment
you are attending The submission date
Whenever you include another writer’s work or ideas in your case study paper, you need
to accurately cite the original source in your educational establishments required citation
To conclude, case studies are useful for providing an analysis of an event, a situation, a person,
a place or a situation.
Case studies can be overwhelming as a result of all the various sections and information
that may be required, but taking it a section at a time can help make a great case study,
as well as allocating sufficient time to research and planning.
Hopefully, you now know how to write a case study!
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