General approach to case studies
Read and dissect case. Understand characters involved. Put yourself in their shoes, others' perspectives as well. What would you do or have done in their position. Reread to pick up on subtle bits of information. Reflect on story.
Following are some formal steps to consider using. I would like for you to use this exact approach. You can certainly reorder them if that makes more sense to you, just as long as all steps are covered. The grading value of each is also stated.
Suggestions or ideas
- Discuss case on message board with other students in class, visit with peers about case, your assumptions, solutions, etc.
- Write a substantial report demonstrating your work, thinking, variety of potential solutions, what you learned from discussion with others, what your decision is and reasoning for that decision being best.
- It is totally acceptable (and expected) that different people of high character will decide on different (and opposing) solutions.