A case study is used to explore a problem or issue in a specific real world context. You are usually asked to apply wider reading or theory to analyse what is happening in the case. They are often used in subjects such as business or healthcare.
There are two main ways you might encounter case studies in your assignments:
- You are given a case study and you are asked to analyse it.
- You decide to use case studies as a method for your research, and you gather information on a specific situation to produce a case study as your findings.
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