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Course Syllabus: How to Write Case Studies


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Course Description

Case studies are in-depth studies of a person, group, organization, place or event. They pose a question, and while the case study may not answer that question, it will give possible solutions. Case studies are used to test new ideas or theories, or they can be used to improve on existing ideas and theories. 

Case studies are used in almost all fields, but are particularly prevalent in psychology, sociology, and business.

In this course you will learn how to develop a case study from inception of the idea to the writing and completion of the final study. You will also learn about using the case study in the workplace and classroom, as well as other fields that successfully use case studies.

The lessons in this course are as follows:

1. What Is A Case Study

2. Different Types Of Case Studies

3. Planning A Case Study

4. Researching A Case Study

5. Strengths and Weaknesses of Case Studies

6. Writing A Case Study

7. Case Studies in Marketing

8. Using Case Studies in Medicine and other Fields

9. Case Studies In The Workplace

10. Case Studies In Education

11. Case Studies in Psychology and Social Sciences

12. Summarizing Case Studies

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

The lessons in this course are as follows:

 

1. What Is A Case Study

2. Different Types Of Case Studies

3. Planning A Case Study

4. Researching A Case Study

5. Strengths and Weaknesses of Case Studies

6. Writing A Case Study

7. Case Studies in Marketing

8. Using Case Studies in Medicine and other Fields

9. Case Studies In The Workplace

10. Case Studies In Education

11. Case Studies in Psychology and Social Sciences

12. Summarizing Case Studies

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a written assignment and a brief quiz  . Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what case study is.
  • Define types of case studies.
  • Describe planning a case study.
  • Describe researching a case study.
  • Recognize strengths and weaknesses of case studies.
  • Describe case studies in marketing.
  • Describe using case studies in other fields.
  • Describe case studies in the workplace.
  • Describe case studies in education.
  • Describe case studies in psychology and social sciences, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Assignment A25
Choose a Cast Study Topic - Lesson 1 Assignment B5
Exam 110
Lesson 2 Assignment25
Exam 210
Lesson 3 Assignment A5
Lesson 3 Assignment B10
Exam 310
Researching Your Case Study - Lesson 4 Assignment10
Exam 410
Exam 510
Lesson 6 Assignment A10
Lesson 6 Assignment B1
Exam 69
Lesson 7 Assignment25
Exam 79
Lesson 8 Assignment25
Exam 810
Lesson 9 Assignment50
Exam 910
Exam 1010
Lesson 11 Assignment25
Exam 119
Your Case Study - Lesson 12 - Final Assignment100
Exam 1210
The Final Exam59
Total Points:493

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