2nd Edition

The Case Writing Workbook
A Self-Guided Workshop

ISBN 9781138210165
Published February 14, 2017 by Routledge
272 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

USD $68.95

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Book Description

This book offers a modular set of chapters that focus specifically on the challenges related to case writing. Exercises, worksheets, and training activities help guide readers sequentially through the entire process of writing both a case and an instructor’s manual (teaching note).

Designed as an individualized workshop to assist case authors to structure their writing, this book combines the easy-to-understand, student-focused language of the first edition with new material covering the latest developments and challenges in the world of case writing. These include:

● A section on writing cases in condensed time frames

● A new module on writing short cases in various formats

● A new module on turning research papers into teaching tools

● A section about growing communities of practice in a university

● An expansion of the student case writing module to include a section on case

writing for graduate students

● Twelve new worksheets

● A complete index to facilitate use of the book

Finishing all the book’s assignments will result in a complete case and instructor’s manual that can be tested in the classroom and submitted to a conference or journal. The Case Writing Workbook is a must for the shelf of any academic or student conducting qualitative research and looking to enhance their skill set.

Table of Contents

Introduction How to Use this Workbook

1. Getting Started

2. The Research Process 

3. Writing the Case

4. Writing Short Cases 

5. Building the Instructor’s Manual

6. Transforming Research Cases into Teaching Cases

7. Getting Your Case Published and Reviewing Cases for Others

8. Working with Coauthors

9. Teaching with Cases

10. Student Case Writing: The Case Research Study Model for Undergraduates and the Graduate Student Model

11. Special Formats and Delivery Systems

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Gina Vega is founder and president of Organizational Ergonomics, USA.


"Gina Vega’s The Case Writing Workbook is a generous book written to support academics in researching and writing robust, fact-based cases that engage students and accelerate learning. The new edition continues to share a ‘how to’ practice-based approach to case writing with useful tips, worksheets, and examples. The new modules are valuable additions to this comprehensive guide. Readers from novice to experienced will feel Gina Vega’s presence as they read and progress through the workbook; her support and encouragement are present throughout."

Rebecca Wilson-Mah, Royal Roads University, Canada

"This user-friendly, step-by-step guide for faculty new to case research, writing, and publishing is also a handy refresher for experienced writers. It’s chock-full of practical advice and insider tips as well as helpful new modules on compact cases and transforming published research into cases. It also has weekly guides for case writing during heavy teaching semesters or sabbaticals. We distributed it at a workshop to help faculty succeed with case writing and publishing."

Laurie Levesque, Suffolk University, USA

"As a case publisher and instructor, I welcome the new edition of Vega's book on the art of authoring and teaching with cases. Instructors, authors, and researchers will find everything they need to know about cases in this comprehensive and accessible new edition."

Rob Edwards, Solutions in Publishing, UK