Each qualitative design is slightly different from the others; these differences are important for researchers to consider when selecting a design that is most appropriate for exploring their research problem. As this course deals with a case study design, this project begins to focus on the case study research methodology via an overview of a ‘plan’ for a Case Study and explores the design phase of case study research.


After reviewing the Learn material for the Module: Week, address the following paper in current APA format:

1. identify the relevant situation for doing a case study

2. explain the two-fold definition of case study inquiry to include and define the 3 types of case(s) to be studied (Exploratory, Descriptive, and Explanatory)(basically Exercise 1.1 (Yin, 2018))

3. describe the components of research design

4. identify the case study design (single or multiple, holistic, or embedded cases)

5. test the design against four criteria for maintaining the quality of a case study and tactics

6. Application #2 (Yin, 2018, p. 74) – address the statement: “Discuss the possibility that cases are not readily bounded but may have blurry definitions” and how to resolve