WHEN to Use the Case Method? Conditions and Circumstances




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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

WHEN to Use the Case Method? Conditions and Circumstances

Over the last few decades, the use of the Case Method (CM) as a learning approach has been growing. We now added a comprehensive summary of the Case Method to 12manage, explaining what case studies are, what are the (changed) roles of the professor/discussion leader and of the students in case learning, as well as its structure, process, history, pros and cons, forum and SIG, plus a library of expert tips for case discussion leaders.

Because of the combined effects of active participation, storytelling and teamwork, the case method is fun for students, makes them learn more and deeper, and allows them to practice several personal and group skills while they're learning.
But there are also quite a few disadvantages. Among them is the fact that the CM is demanding and time-consuming.
Above considerations leave teachers and discussion leaders with a tough question:

WHEN should we apply Case Learning, and when NOT?

In other words, what kind of circumstances and objectives do you believe to be conducive to the case study method? Why? And when would traditional lecturing be better after all?
 

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nilima thakur, India
 

The Case Method is a Much Required Step in Higher Business Education

Higher education is still largely restricted to Class Room Teaching with lecture delivery and theore... Sign up

 
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Zeb O. WATURUOCHA
Management Consultant, India
 

Case Study Method Well Suited Fit for Current Strategic Uncertainty

I agree with Dr. Nilima that there is no better time to use the Cast Study Method (CSM) than now to ... Sign up

 
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vincenzo de vera
Manager, Italy
 

The Case Method is Appropriate for Young Executives

Little to add to our Indian friends, it is surely important to use the method, especially with young... Sign up

 
1
Onyangore Peter Ogendi
Teacher, Kenya
 

When do we Use Case Method

An advantage of Case Studies is that students, lecturers and leaders learn more from the touchable. ... Sign up

 
1
Bannister
Accountant, Sierra Leone
 

Case Study Method Appropriate for Introducing New Policies

Case study method may also be appropriate for organisation in introducing new systems, policies, pro... Sign up

 
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moq14
Student (MBA), Pakistan
 

The Role of Cultural Norms and Values in Selecting Cases

As per above cited discussion I think the most important task is the selection of case study for the... Sign up

 
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Elvio Valchi
Teacher, Argentina
 

Case Method - Pay Attention to Methodological Fatigue

I agree with all the concepts above, I'd just like to add that some attention should be paid to the ... Sign up

 
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Carlos Barquero Zuniga
Director, Costa Rica
 

Case Studies and their Uses

- Case Study Discussions are an excellent tool to put concepts and analytical models to work, giving... Sign up

 
1
kvssiyer
Consultant, India
 

Case Study Method for Training and Development

We use CSM for developing fresh engineers from the colleges into inspection engineers. We also use C... Sign up

 
1
Dr zahra gheidar
Consultant, Iran
 

When to Use Case Studies in Research

In my field (psychometry), the case study is a research method for gathering information and data. I... Sign up

 
2
S Shyam Prasad
Professor, India
 

When to Use Case Method Teaching

Besides the above points, the case method should only be used by a competent leader or professor who... Sign up

 
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Madan Gopal Agarwal
Business Consultant, India
 

Case Method - Its Relevance and Utility

Case Method is relevant both when you're starting a new endeavor ad for solving concerns of an exist... Sign up

 
1
Ruwan Bandara
Manager, Sri Lanka
 

Case Study Method Combines Theory and Practice, but...

Yes of cause this method is so relevant for new executives. But one thing we must remember, that th... Sign up

 
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Elias M. Sampa
Professor, Philippines
 

Case Method and When it is Appropriate

Case methods are appropriate where other traditional and experiential methods may not be effective. ... Sign up

 
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David Miller
Teacher, United States
 

Case Methodology Appropriateness

Great question! I teach Problem Solving using the Case Methodology to junior executive level student... Sign up

 
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A Y SIRDIC
Manager, Ghana
 

Take the Example of the Training of Doctors

In some countries, new and aspiring medical students (would be doctors) are sent straight to hospita... Sign up

 
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Francisco ISIDRO FIP Pereira
Professor, Brazil
 

Case Methods Applications

Case method is excellent to relate theory and practise in the classroom and in the research field. I... Sign up

 
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Nassir Mozdic Jamal Dr.
Management Consultant, Kenya
 

ROLE OF CULTURAL NORM

@Moq14: Good idea to design cases within cultural norms but one should remember that the world is a ... Sign up

 
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kvssiyer
Consultant, India
 

Case Method of Learning

In training and development we use CSM and in turn the trainees managers and engineers are asked to ... Sign up

 
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JORGE GALLARDO
Professor, Ecuador
 

Case Method Involves People

CM is a great tool. It gives the teacher the chance to get people involved in the analysis and discu... Sign up

   

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