Teaching Case Study vs. Research Case Study

In our research we apply, among other methods, case study research, and in our teaching we use teaching case studies. Occasionally, I have to explain the difference, so here is a quote from (Yin, 2009, p.9), which explains it well. (Yes, blogs can serve nicely as external memories…)

[..] the purpose of the “teaching case” is to establish a framework for discussion and debate among students. The criteria for developing good cases for teaching—usually of the single and not the multiple-case variety—are different from those doing research […] Teaching case studies need not be concerned with the rigorous and fair presentation of empirical data; research case studies need to do exactly that.

Yin, R.K. (2009). Case Study Research: Design and Methods (fourth Edition). Sage Publications.

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