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A typical case study is a written narrative of some real life event, situation, or experience centered in a problem or issue faced by a person, group of persons, organization, community, or even an entire society. Case studies actively engage students in the learning process as they analyze cases and develop solutions to the problems posed in cases.

Case studies are used in a wide variety of disciplines. While their usage is most prominent in business schools, they are also used in teacher education, faculty development, social work, political science, economics, public administration, medicine, nursing, and engineering programs.

Because case studies are written in such a way that they are incomplete, there is always some uncertainty about what happened and why. As a result, cases are open to multiple interpretations, allowing students to use acquired concepts and frameworks to “fill in the blanks” so to speak. Case studies, therefore, provide an excellent vehicle for illustrating conceptual issues, refining knowledge, and developing skills by using them to “read” the case. Most importantly, case studies help students learn how to relate knowledge to action as they see how different “readings” of a case entail different solutions to the problems posed in that case. Case studies can, therefore, empower students by giving them the ability to deal with problems that they could face, not in a naive fashion, but in a more informed manner.

The central purpose of preparing cases is to improve your ability to identify and isolate major problems and to offer practical solutions for an organization in a particular situation. Put another way, the purpose is to improve the analyst’s skill in offering penetrating insights into marketing problems.