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BUS 625: Practical Economics : Introduction

Learn how to write a case study.

Welcome to the BUS 625: Practical Economics library guide.  This guide was created to assist you in writing a case study, as well as locating resources through databases.  If you have any questions or need assistance, reach out to librarian Alexis Becker at

What is a Case Study?

A case study examines a person's or business's specific challenge or goal, and how they solved for it.  

Examining case studies further, a case study research paper examines a person, place, event, phenomenon, or other type of subject of analysis in order to extrapolate key themes and results that help predict future trends, illuminate previously hidden issues that can be applied to practice, and/or provide a means for understanding an important research problem with greater clarity. A case study research paper usually examines a single subject of analysis, but case study papers can also be designed as a comparative investigation that shows relationships between two or more subjects. The methods used to study a case can rest within a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method investigative paradigm.

Keep in mind, most case studies are written in such a way that the reader takes the place of the manager whose responsibility it is to make decisions to help solve the problem. 

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This guide was created for Tracy Dice's BUS 625: Practical Economics class, Fall 2020. 

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