Case Studies:  An Exploration
Introduction <ul><li>What is the case study about? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the organisation? </li></ul><ul><li>What are ...
Data Collection <ul><li>What types of data were collected? </li></ul><ul><li>From which sources did they come? </li></ul><...
Main Features <ul><li>What was the situation previously? </li></ul><ul><li>What innovations have been introduced? </li></u...
The Organisation <ul><li>What is the nature of the organisation? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its history? </li></ul><ul><li>...
People (Ecology) <ul><li>Who are the principal actors in detail? </li></ul><ul><li>What are their positions within the org...
Technology <ul><li>What technology was present?  </li></ul><ul><li>What software? What hardware? </li></ul><ul><li>What te...
Your Section <ul><li>Create an additional section for yourself as a means of evaluating the case study, perhaps content an...
Evaluation <ul><li>How successful has the innovation been? </li></ul><ul><li>What new outcomes have been identified? </li>...
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Case Study Questions

  1. 1. Case Studies: An Exploration
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>What is the case study about? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the organisation? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the technology issues? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the principal actors? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Data Collection <ul><li>What types of data were collected? </li></ul><ul><li>From which sources did they come? </li></ul><ul><li>How was the data recorded? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Main Features <ul><li>What was the situation previously? </li></ul><ul><li>What innovations have been introduced? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the general outcomes of this innovation? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any legal, social or ethic issues associated with this innovation? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there are chronological or other logic sequence for analysis? </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Organisation <ul><li>What is the nature of the organisation? </li></ul><ul><li>What is its history? </li></ul><ul><li>How is it structured? </li></ul><ul><li>How has it changed as a result of innovation? </li></ul>
  6. 6. People (Ecology) <ul><li>Who are the principal actors in detail? </li></ul><ul><li>What are their positions within the organisation? </li></ul><ul><li>What are their technical skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the target population for this innovation include more people? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Technology <ul><li>What technology was present? </li></ul><ul><li>What software? What hardware? </li></ul><ul><li>What technical level of expertise exists within the organization? </li></ul><ul><li>What new technology has been introduced for this innovation? </li></ul><ul><li>How has the new technology effected the organisation? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Your Section <ul><li>Create an additional section for yourself as a means of evaluating the case study, perhaps content analysis, investigator bias, validity threats, rival explanations, pattern matching, explanation building, time-series analysis, logic models, or linear-analytic structure. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Evaluation <ul><li>How successful has the innovation been? </li></ul><ul><li>What new outcomes have been identified? </li></ul><ul><li>What went well in this innovation? </li></ul><ul><li>What did not go well in the innovation? </li></ul><ul><li>What alternative approaches could have been taken? </li></ul>

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