Case Studies

Resources for Teaching with Case Studies
Repositories for Cases
Harvard Business Publishing for Educators (Business topics)

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

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (Science topics)

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

Stanford law School Case Studies Collection (Law topics)   

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)
-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

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

Case Consortium at Columbia (journalism topics)

  • 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)

  • 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)

Teaching with Case Studies (Stanford University 1994)

The Case Method and the Interactive Classroom (Foran, 2001, NEA Higher Education Journal)

Investigative Cases (Focus on Geoscience/Science)



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