INTRODUCTION TO CASE STUDIES ASSIGNMENT
Each qualitative design is slightly different from the others; these differences are important for researchers to consider when selecting a design that is most appropriate for exploring their research problem. As these deals with a case study design, this project begins to focus on the case study research methodology via an overview of a ‘plan’ for a Case Study and explores the design phase of case study research.
Keller, T. (2014), Every good endeavor: Connecting your work to God’s work, Riverhead Books, New York, NY. ISBN: 9781594632822. (Chapter 1)
George, M. L., Maxey, J., Rowlands, D. T., & Upton, M. (2004). The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to Nearly 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed. (https://mbsdirect.vitalsource.com/books/9780071505734
Yin, R. K. (2017). Case Study Research and Applications: Design and Methods (6th Edition). (Chapters 1-2).
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Tina Scott & Jim Hall (2016). Lean Six Sigma: Beginner’s Guide to Understanding and Practicing Lean Six Sigma. (Chapters 1-4)
Address the following paper in current APA format:
1. identify the relevant situation for doing a case study
2. explain the two-fold definition of case study inquiry to include and define the 3 types of case(s) to be studied (Exploratory, Descriptive, and Explanatory)(basically Exercise 1.1 (Yin, 2018))
3. describe the components of research design
4. identify the case study design (single or multiple, holistic, or embedded cases)
5. test the design against four criteria for maintaining the quality of a case study and tactics
6. Application #2 (Yin, 2018, p. 74) – address the statement: “Discuss the possibility that cases are not readily bounded but may have blurry definitions” and how to resolve
This 1650 minimum, needs to be written with these main sections:
The Case for a Case Study
Case Study Definition (include the 3 main types – Exploratory, Descriptive, Explanatory)
Case Study Research Design (include the 4 basic types)
Case Study Design Tests and Tactics (including criteria [test] for judging the quality of research designs)
Cases Not Readily Bound
• In addition to the course textbook(s) and the Bible, this paper must include at least 5 references from scholarly articles that have publication dates no older than 5 years. Do not use any books other than the Bible and the textbook.
• There should be at least one instance of biblical integration (at least one scripture reference).
• In-text citations are required to support your statements, points, assertions, issues, arguments, concerns, paragraph topic sentences, and statements of fact and opinion.
• The required cover page, abstract and the reference pages are not included in the required assignment word count but are required as part of the paper.
• The APA required abstract, and conclusion section headings and subject headings (see above) are expected. For papers this length, there should be at least two (2) ‘levels of headings’.
• The introduction and conclusion sections should not be longer than ½ page each since the assignment is short in word count.
• The required abstract should be written as a stand-alone document and not written as an introduction since an introduction section is required. Therefore, refrain from using phrases such as, “in this paper,” and do not use citations. See example in APA manual.
• Sources of information from Wikipedia, dictionaries, and encyclopedia is not accepted.
• Paragraph lengths: Each paragraph should have a topic sentence unless it continues from or provides support to the prior paragraph. A paragraph is defined as being at least 4 sentences in length.
• All parts of the assignment must be based on scholarly and biblical literature.
• Avoid clichés, slang, jargon, exaggerations, abbreviations, figurative language, and language that is too informal and too subjective.
All quoted materials must be properly cited in current APA format.