Tips for writing a Case Study

Writers must make a decision on different dominant issues before they select a topic to start writing for a case study on some specific topic. When they conduct an interview, if required, they must have note book, diary, and tape with them and they must use proper time in developing a report. The case studies must purpose focused and clear in objective. Various questions should be worded in order to gain clearer understanding. Keeping in mind the target audience is one of the critical criteria of developing an effective case study. Adopt short story writing techniques and present the situation and scenes without making any analysis and the entire scenes must be a logical way to identity a point, concept or some specific issues that relates to the problems. Always focus on relevant details about the case study with relevant goals, strategies, issues, conflicts, roadblocks, financial information and relationships (Mozharul Islam, pp. 2).

Designing a Case Study

In designing a case study, researchers must focus on the following points including exploration of new areas where the situation is completely unclear and then describing the process. This should also include the number of steps that have been taken in order to avoid the situation or issue and if possible the results achieved by taking those steps and how they impact on various stakeholders involved. Then the researchers must explain the complex phenomenon in such case studies and the methodology of a case study is mainly focused on program evaluations or the studies conducted that may change the complex systems (Linda T. Kohn, 1997, pp. 3).


  1. Linda T. Kohn, Ph. D. June 1997. ‘Methods in Case Study Analysis’, the Center for Studying Health Systems Change, Technical Publication No. 2, June 1997.