WHEN to Use the Case Method? Conditions and Circumstances

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WHEN to Use the Case Method? Conditions and Circumstances
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
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:
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The Case Method is a Much Required Step in Higher Business Education
nilima thakur
Higher education is still largely restricted to Class Room Teaching with lecture delivery and theoretical course completion...
It's indeed time n...Sign up

Case Study Method Well Suited Fit for Current Strategic Uncertainty
Zeb O. WATURUOCHA, Management Consultant, India, Member
I agree with Dr. Nilima that there is no better time to use the Cast Study Method (CSM) than now to equip emerging managers and leaders.
So many ...Sign up

The Case Method is Appropriate for Young Executives
vincenzo de vera, Manager, Italy, Member
Little to add to our Indian friends, it is surely important to use the method, especially with young executives, to make learning more real and les...Sign up

When do we Use Case Method
Onyangore Peter Ogendi, Teacher, Kenya, Member
An advantage of Case Studies is that students, lecturers and leaders learn more from the touchable. When one sees, touches, tastes something on...Sign up

Case Study Method Appropriate for Introducing New Policies
Bannister, Accountant, Sierra Leone, Member
Case study method may also be appropriate for organisation in introducing new systems, policies, procedures and stratagies to ensure that peopl...Sign up

The Role of Cultural Norms and Values in Selecting Cases
moq14, Student (MBA), Pakistan, Member
As per above cited discussion I think the most important task is the selection of case study for the students which can be generalized instead of them...Sign up

Case Method - Pay Attention to Methodological Fatigue
Elvio Valchi, Teacher, Argentina, Member
I agree with all the concepts above, I'd just like to add that some attention should be paid to the "methodological fatigue". Depending on the ...Sign up

Case Studies and their Uses
Carlos Barquero Zuniga, Director, Costa Rica, Member
- Case Study Discussions are an excellent tool to put concepts and analytical models to work, giving students or young managers a laboratory to...Sign up

Case Study Method for Training and Development
kvssiyer, Consultant, India, Member
We use CSM for developing fresh engineers from the colleges into inspection engineers. We also use CSM for developing practicing managers.
CSM is...Sign up

When to Use Case Studies in Research
Dr zahra gheidar, Consultant, Iran, Member
In my field (psychometry), the case study is a research method for gathering information and data. It is used when the subject of our case stud...Sign up

When to Use Case Method Teaching
S Shyam Prasad, Professor, India, Member
Besides the above points, the case method should only be used by a competent leader or professor who is well trained to handle cases. When the ...Sign up

Case Method - Its Relevance and Utility
Madan Gopal Agarwal, Business Consultant, India, Member
Case Method is relevant both when you're starting a new endeavor ad for solving concerns of an existing endeavor.
Case Learning can take place on...Sign up

Case Study Method Combines Theory and Practice, but...
Ruwan Bandara, Manager, Sri Lanka, Member
Yes of cause this method is so relevant for new executives.
But one thing we must remember, that the practical, real world is more complex tha...Sign up

Case Method and When it is Appropriate
Elias M. Sampa, Professor, Philippines, Member
Case methods are appropriate where other traditional and experiential methods may not be effective. The purpose of the case is to show a real life ...Sign up

Case Methodology Appropriateness
David Miller, Teacher, United States, Member
Great question! I teach Problem Solving using the Case Methodology to junior executive level students. I believe the CM will work only if:
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Take the Example of the Training of Doctors
A Y SIRDIC, Manager, Ghana, Member
In some countries, new and aspiring medical students (would be doctors) are sent straight to hospitals to learn from practicing doctors. It is ...Sign up

Case Methods Applications
Francisco ISIDRO FIP Pereira, Professor, Brazil, Member
Case method is excellent to relate theory and practise in the classroom and in the research field. It's like a proof of evidences in the real w...Sign up

Nassir Mozdic Jamal Dr., Management Consultant, Kenya, Member
@Moq14: Good idea to design cases within cultural norms but one should remember that the world is a Global Village. D...Sign up

Case Method of Learning
kvssiyer, Consultant, India, Member
In training and development we use CSM and in turn the trainees managers and engineers are asked to demonstrate their functions and assignments taking...Sign up

Case Method Involves People
JORGE GALLARDO, Professor, Ecuador, Member
CM is a great tool. It gives the teacher the chance to get people involved in the analysis and discussion of the main items or aspects that he ...Sign up


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