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Prepared by University of Guelph

About Case Study Reports

This guide provides advice and resources to help you write case study reports during your post-secondary education.

What Will I Learn?

By successfully completing the sections included in this guide, you should be able to:

  • identify the components of a case study report,
  • develop a practical plan for completing a case study report,
  • apply research, analysis, and writing strategies for each section of the report,
  • evaluate the quality of a case study report, and
  • present your case study in a clear, organized, and persuasive way.

How Is This Guide Organized?

This guide includes six sections:

  1. Overview Background information about the case study method.
  2. Planning and Researching Practical steps to plan and complete case study reports.
  3. Parts of a Case Study Strategies for writing the parts of a case study report.
  4. Reviewing and Presenting Advice to help you understand and meet your instructor's expectations.
  5. Revising Your Work Advice about evaluating and presenting your case study report.
  6. Resources A comprehensive list of resources provided within this guide.

How Will I Learn?

In these sections, you will find a Case Study Report Template, a Sample Paper, and the Structure of a Case Study.

Each part of the guide will engage you in a variety of ways to help you develop greater confidence and skill writing case study reports. Specifically, the following will be included:

  • Clear, concise, and easy to read text
  • Self-assessment questions
  • Worksheets
  • An annotated case study report example
  • References to helpful resources
  • Summaries of key points to remember

Let's Get Started!

Let's begin with Section A: Overview.

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