How to Write a Case Study
A case study is an analysis of a project, a write-up that shows a situation, suggested solutions, implementation actions and identification of those factors that add to failure or success.
The information in your content is more essential than the format. Here are all the elements you will find in a typical case study:
- Title or Headline: Ideally, it should show the review of the audience, their problem, and the result.
- Executive Summary: This is a one or two paragraph section reviewing the case study’s contents.
- The Subject: Who is this about?
- Problem or Challenge: What did they have trouble completing?
- Solution: How did your project decide the issue or drive a benefit?
- Results: Use percentages if necessary.
Steps in writing a strong case study
The case study writing process contains several important parts. However, by streamlining your work-flow from start to finish, you can make sure no steps get missed. These are the seven steps in writing a good case study:
Step One: Searching the Subject of Your Case Study
The first way in any case study writing process is resolving who you want to write about. It could be your client, an organization or a customer. There are some criteria to consider. Take time to find such vital information.
Step Two: Seek for Approval to Use Their Story in Your Case Study
It is one thing if you are writing about your organization; it is another if you are writing about customers or clients. Do not just pull details about them and throw it into a case study. Ask them before you start.
Step Three: Send them an Introductory Questionnaire
Once your audience or recipient has agreed to part, you should start to format your introductory questionnaire.
This questionnaire will help you get the details you need to shape the story of your case study.
Step Four: Format Your Case Study Interview Questions
Once your recipient has completed your initial questionnaire, it is now time to draft your interview questions.
You can amend your questions based on how your customer uses your product to get required answers or quotes that you can include.
Step Five: Schedule the Interview
You have found your subject, and your interview questions are ready. The next part of your process is going to include setting up your interview.
First, you have to set up a time for your interview on a calendar.
Step Six: Write Your Case Study
Lastly, you have all of your details collected in one place. Now comes the fun part; joining it all together into the case study template you downloaded earlier.
Step Seven: Promoting Your Case Study
Now, your case study is finally complete, and the customer has accepted your work.
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