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Case Study Report Must Contain the Following Elements:
- Executive summary.The executive summary provides a concrete synthesis of the situation presented by the case study, also informs the reader about the relationship between facts and theory. As well, it presents the recommendations and suggested course of action by the authors. This summary is typically 1 (one) page and should not be more than 10% of the length of the main paper.An executive summary summarizes the main points of the underlying paper, and draws out the key points. It usually has three sections: introduction, main body and conclusion.The main purpose of an executive summary is to make important facts or topics from the longer document quickly accessible without having to read an entire document.The executive summary must stand alone without reference to the main document.The introduction sets the scene, and explains what the paper is about, including what action needs to be taken as a result. It doesn’t need to be more than one or two sentences.The main body of the text outlines the key findings and/or recommendations from the report or paper to which this is the summary. The main section needs to focus on the interesting and most relevant bits of the report.Finally, the conclusion outlines the take-home messages or action needed from the person reading the report.A well-defined executive summary is usually approximately one-tenth the length of the longer document, and includes a short introduction to the reason behind the larger document, proposal, or project. The executive summary provides essential background data about the document, and brief summaries of the analysis associated with it. The main points, but not all the points, will be included in the executive summary, followed by a few clarifying sentences. Concluding the executive summary will be conclusions reached in the larger document and suggested various courses of action based on the conclusions.
- Main Body of report.The main body of report encompasses all the pertinence analysis of the available literature in reference to the situation presented in the case study. Specifically, students must consider the following when developing their case studies:
- Problem Identification (Problem Definition). This has to be done in terms of explanatory questions (Who, What, When, Why, etc). This leads to the development of the argumentative approach of the case study.
- Data Collection (Measure). Students must gather all the facts and eliminate guess work and opinions.
- Analysis of Facts. Students should conduct an analysis of the factual information provided in the case study.
- Solution Development. Students should provide evidence of the validity of their analysis. To do this, students should explain how the data (quantitative or qualitative) provided in the case study relates to the literature reviewed.
- Findings and Managerial Recommendations, and Conclusion. Students should provide recommendations and, if students considered so, alternate courses of action to the situation presented in the case study.
- ReferencesStudents must provide complete list of references used for the production of the case study. NO WIKIPEDIA REFERENCES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Student must use APA style citations for references.
- Appendices (if any).Should include items such as, tables, charts, diagrams, financial analyses, etc. to support the content of the report. Students should ensure that any appendix(ces) is referenced in the body of the report.