Critical Thinking case studies
thinking case study is use of reflective, conscious and reasonable thinking
during research on a situation, person or even group of people. Application of
these skills leads to a standard thinking, when applied to case studies it
results to a full detailed research which is based on the truth. Researchers
using critical thinking case studies will always have excellent outcomes
because of the firm factors used for decision making during their findings.
In order to get
perfect results from application of this method the researcher must understand
how to use both critical thinking
and case study techniques.
thinking involves use of different thinking techniques that are explained
? Motive when performing case studies one
gives reasons as to why the conclusion made is the best compared to other
? Estimate a critical thinker will be
give a guess on the expected results of the study, this will make sure that the
research is based on the right quantity and quality sources.
? Analyze here, one should be able to
examine every available choice and make the best suitable conclusion.
? Classify this involves making a
decision based on the category of a particular field of study.
? Justify every point concluded o be
the truth in the case study should be accompanied by logical explanation.
? Hypothesis it involves use of
assumptions on various possibilities and the expected effect on each case, a
conclusion is then made based on the best outcome.
researcher now has to understand the major techniques used in case study
method, the following are the most important styles to use.
? Formulate a question in case study there
are usually two questions that is how or why. The study for example on an
organization performance should explain how to improve its current level or why
it is at its current ranking.
? Method the researcher here will
decide where to collect data, which source to use according to the type of
study (for example website, print media or field research) and the method to use on data collection and
analyzing of the data according to the; requirements, quantity of data, quality
and resources available.
? Prepare for data collection after
deciding on the method of data collection now the researcher should put all the
required materials for research together for example writing materials .Other resources
needed for the study should also be kept ready.
? Collect data the method selected is applied,
for example site guided interviews are the best for qualitative research. The
method used depends on the kid of task and also on the quality needed and time
? Analyze the method used to gather
data will contribute to the type of information analyzing, in the example above
site focus groups and guided interviews are best. Critical examining is needed
to make sure that the final results are based on facts and reality.
? Write a report after complete data is
collected and analyzed from the sources a clear report is written based on the
requirements of the case study.
Application of critical thinking during case study leads to an elaborate report that is based on
the truth about the particular subject of study. The report is also of scholarly standard since it is based on
intensive thinking based on facts and possible outcome.
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