Case Studies

Case studies involve an in-depth analysis of either single situations or circumstances that unfold over time. They offer multiple perspectives, do not allow for easy solutions, and allow students to explore complex problems in a field and offer thoughtful solutions.

Individual/Group Activity Group
Class SizeSmall (<25), Medium (25-50), & Large (51-200)
Bloom’s Taxonomy LevelAnalyze
Development InitialIndependent Knowing
Minimum Time to Facilitate31-45 Minutes
Minimum Time to Debrief<10 Minutes

Jay L Goldstein & Byron Cryer (2015) Gastrointestinal injury associated with NSAID use: a case study and review of risk factors and preventative strategies, Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety, 7:, 31-41, DOI: 10.2147/DHPS.S71976

Zuser, A., & Rechberger, H. (2011). Considerations of Resource Availability in technology development strategies: The case study of photovoltaics. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 56(1), 56–65.

Anthopoulou, T. (2010). Rural women in local agrofood production: Between entrepreneurial initiatives and family strategies. A case study in Greece. Journal of rural studies, 26(4), 394-403: