Case Studies

Resources for Teaching with Case Studies
Repositories for Cases
Harvard Business Publishing for Educators (Business topics) http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/resources/marketing/multimedia/pcl/pcl_index.html

  • Faculty development & seminars
  • Educator copies & teaching notes, student cases for purchase (~$7.00)

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (Science topics) http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/

  • Extensive free case collection
  • Faculty development and training
  • Register answer keys

Stanford law School Case Studies Collection (Law topics)
https://www.law.stanford.edu/organizations/programs-and-centers/environmental-and-natural-resources-law-policy-program-enrlp/case-studies/stanford-law-school   

  • Cases and simulations for undergraduate to graduate level
  • Register for class materials and teaching notes 

University of California, Santa Barbra Case Method website (Sociology topics) http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/projects/casemethod/intro.html

  • Approximately 18 free cases and teaching notes w/ discussion questions
  • Information & resources about teaching with cases

Case Studies in Instructional Design and Technology (Instructional Design topics)
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/ITcases/Site/Casebook/book.html

  • Part of a national case event
  • Includes cases, winning responses, peer questions, and judges’ comments.

Online based-based biology for community colleges (biology/ecology topics)
http://bioquest.org/lifelines/cases_ecoenviro.html
-Cases designed for community college biology courses
-Created by workshop participants

 

The Case Program: Case Studies in Public Policy and Management by Harvard University and John F. Kennedy School of Government
http://www.ksgcase.harvard.edu/

  • High volume of cases, epilogues, and notes (list of bestsellers)
  • Free teaching resources
  • Buy hard copy or electronic copy (academic is $3.45)

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (History topics)
http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/whmteaching.html

  • Sixteen case studies, written by high school and college teachers, discuss the planning and implementation involved in teaching a particular primary source
  • Eight multimedia case studies model strategies for interpreting particular types of primary sources
  • Other resources for analyzing documents

Science Case Net (Sciences)
http://sciencecasenet.org/resources/

  • Sample syllabi, literature, implementation, examples from several universities
  • Topics include: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Nutrition
  • Lists Case and problem-based learning workshops and events world-wide
  • Membership is free, registration required

University of Washington’s Electronic Hallway (Public Administration, Public Policy topics)
http://hallway.evans.washington.edu

  • Online library of quality cases and other curricular materials
  • Membership required for a “small fee”, group memberships offered

Case Consortium at Columbia (journalism topics)
http://ccnmtl.columbia.edu/portfolio/journalism/journalism_case_stud.html

  • Case Method How-to’s
  • Free cases and abstracts available for priced cases

University of Southern California’s Center for Excellence in Teaching (Various topics)
http://cet.usc.edu/resources/teaching_learning/case_based.html

  • Articles, videos, methods and case studies on various topics from public policy to science

 

Related teaching articles & Websites
ABCs of Case Teaching (USC Center for Excellence in Teaching)
http://cet.usc.edu/resources/teaching_learning/docs/abcs.pdf

Teaching with Case Studies (Stanford University 1994)
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/CTL/cgi-bin/docs/newsletter/case_studies.pdf

The Case Method and the Interactive Classroom (Foran, 2001, NEA Higher Education Journal)
http://www.nea.org/assets/img/PubThoughtAndAction/TAA_01Sum_05.pdf

Investigative Cases (Focus on Geoscience/Science)
http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/icbl/index.html

 

 

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