Published on May 8, by Shona McCombes. Revised on June 19, A case study is a detailed study of a specific subject, such as a person, group, place, event, organization, or phenomenon. Case studies are commonly used in social, educational, clinical, and business research. A case study research design usually involves qualitative methods , but quantitative methods are sometimes also used. Case studies are good for describing , comparing, evaluating and understanding different aspects of a research problem.
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Writing a good action plan is one thing; implementing it is another. Institutional change principles and methods can be incorporated into action plans program design , but on-the-ground implementation activities must also be conducted in a manner that is suitable to the organizational context and the people in the roles being targeted. Action plans lay out the set of strategies a federal agency will roll out over time to instigate, sustain, and, potentially, extend its energy or sustainability goals. How the program will be implemented is as important as what will be implemented. For instance, if the launch of the program makes a big splash but employees don't believe that the leadership who gives the speeches won't "walk the walk," the program likely will be less than optimally effective at the start.
Last Updated: September 1, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Jennifer Clark. Jennifer Clark is an Evolution Coach and the Founder of Soulful Solutions, her life consulting business which helps both individuals and organizations evolve and grow into their full potential based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She has over 20 years of experience assisting over individuals with life consulting, workshop facilitation, and public speaking training.