"A case study is an empirical inquiry that investigates a contemporary phenomenon within its real-life context, especially when the boundaries between phenomenon and context are not clearly evident" (Yin, 1994).
It refers to a type of research in which a case (an event, issue, population, or other item being studied) is analyzed, often through the use of multiple methods of analysis.
Tools commonly used in case studies include:
For more information about case studies, review the resources below:
Where to Start
Below, a few tools and online guides that can help you start your Case Study research are listed. These include free online resources and resources available only through ISU Library.