Ase Study: The Impact of Obama Care on Coporate America
Steps to Writing the Case Study
1) Determine what your case study will be about. Think about the problems you have discussed in class or you have come across in your reading in this field. Begin by researching at the library and on the internet in order to hone in on a specific problem. Once you have identified a problem, read as much as you can about it in books, journals, magazines, newspapers, etc. Take notes and remember to keep track of your sources for later citations in your case study.
2) Choose a case site. Think of a location, an organization, company, or individuals who are dealing with that problem. Plan and set up interviews with these people. Your interviewees should all be involved at the same company or organization (your case Site”). They can be workers, volunteers, customers, or other stakeholders with an interest in solving the problem you have identified.
3) Begin your interviewing process. Talk to individuals at your case site about the issue. Ask what they have tried to do to solve the problem, their feelings about the situation, and what they might do differently. Ask open-ended questions that will provide you with information about what is working, how the situation developed, which parties are involved, and what a typical day is like. Stay away from yes or no questions, or you may not get the information you are seeking.
4) Analyze your information. You will need to take the information you gathered in your library and internet research along with your Caseinformation from the interview and determine which items pertain most to the problem. Organize all of your information in the same place.
(5) Write the case study. The case study should have the following sections:
Introduction to the problem: This is from your library and internet research and describes the problem in a greater sense.
Background on the case: Information about your case study site, where or who it is, what makes it a good sample of the larger group, what makes it special?
The next several sections should be about the problem as it pertains to the case. Describe for the reader what you learned in your interviews about the problem at this site, how it developed, what solutions have already been proposed and/or tried, and feelings and thoughts of those working or visiting there.
The concluding paragraph should wrap it up with possible solutions, without solving the case per se. It might make some final references to the interviewees and their thoughts about possible solutions, while leaving it open to the reader to come up with a different answer.