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Teaching with Case Studies
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Gillespie, Diane, and Wadiya Udell. 2010. “Teaching With Case Studies”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Instructional case studies portray real world situations that relate to course material.
Barnes and Christensen (1994) define a case as "a description of episodes of practice, a selection of reality, a slice of life, a story designed and presented as study material, an exercise, a puzzle, or a problem. . . . The goal of a good case is to present rich...

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