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The Elements of a Good Case Study Analysis

Writing a case study analysis aims to investigate a conundrum in the case study that is present, hypothesize and examine the alternative solutions to it and then proceed to present the one that has the most potential for efficiency, using valid reasoning and references that support it. Here are some important elements of a case study:

  1. Preparing the Case

When you are beginning to write the case study you must understand the case study itself. What it is about, the background, the context, the data collection, the research, its aims and prospectus, and the findings and conclusions that it has. 

So when starting off, read and examine the case study in-depth. Annotate what you deem important, highlight important facts and details, and underline key problems. Develop a system that helps you decode the case study. 

  1. Analysis of the Study

Then focus on analyzing the case study - identify the key problems and narrow them down to maybe 3-5 major ones that are to be discussed in the analysis. After that, you can make notes and figure out why they exist in the first place, then speculate what and how they influence the rest of the variables, namely the organization. Also, this part of your prep should include who is responsible for the problems. 

Furthermore, review the readings of the course, the discussion, external research, and your experience. Then lock in on the best plausible solution, weighing out the pros and cons and if the solution that has been proposed is practically possible. 

  1. Case Drafting

Once you have compiled all your data and information, it is now time to assemble it, structurally. Your analysis should include the introduction, the background, the alternatives, the proposed solution, and also the recommendations. 


In the introduction, identify and inaugurate the key problems in the study, include a thesis statement, briefly write the outcome in a single or two lines. 


In the background, mention the relevant facts, background information, and the most significant issues. Illustrate how you have researched the problems in your study. 


When writing the “Alternative” section - mention possible alternatives, why they were rejected, the reasons for it and the constraints preceding it, and why certain proposed alternatives are not possible at the moment. 

Proposed Solution

When addressing the proposed solution - provide a clear, detailed, and practical solution, elaborate why one was chosen, support it with references and evidence, and then more so with adding in class and lecture notes that might help to support it. Cross-reference with external research as well. You may also include personal anecdotes if you wish to. 


When writing the recommendations, discuss a thorough strategy to achieve a certain solution, and if it is applicable try suggesting further actions to resolve issues. Once you have completed writing the case study analysis, make sure you proofread it and edit it for any possible discrepancies that may exist. 

Instead of having to buy a case analysis paper, you can easily just write one yourself with the help of these tips. Remember to always be structured in your approach.