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Writing a case study


Case studies provide students with real-life examples of issues and problems found in particular workplaces or organisations.

Case study assignments give students the opportunity to relate theoretical concepts to practical situations. Case studies require students to use analytical and problem solving skills to examine:

  • what has happened and
  • why it has happened.

There are three processes involved in successfully answering case studies:

  • identification of issues and problems
  • solutions
  • recommendations (not always required).