Examine Specific Case Studies


Week 2 – Assignment: Examine Specific Case Studies

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Review the library’s help with searching, and then locate five published articles that have used case studies as the research method in one or more areas you are interested in researching. All five examples can be from the same area of interest (e.g., bullying in classrooms), or from five different areas you are considering for further research.

After locating your articles, report on each study as noted below:

  • Report the full reference in APA style
  • Interpret the aim of each study.
  • Explain the focus of the case in each case study.
  • Explain the method of collecting data (e.g., face-to-face interview, focus group).
  • Report the sample size.
  • Explain why the authors chose to use the case study approach. If the authors did not justify their use of the case study approach, offer your reasons for the authors’ selected method.
  • Conclude with any new or unexpected findings from each study. If the authors did not report this directly, what do you think the new or unexpected information was? It is acceptable to indicate that you did not believe a study added anything new but  but be sure to justify your arguments.

Support your assignment with your five selected resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.