What are the advantages and drawbacks of using the case study method? Do you think that the advantages to using this method are greater than the drawbacks? Why or why not?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 12:28 am ad1c9bdddf
A case study is the in-depth investigation of one participant. This differs from both qualitative (under 30 participants) and quantitative (over 30 participants) research methodologies. They are an accepted form of research since they provide valuable data that would otherwise not be feasible to collect.
- Used when a person has a unique (rare) situation that needs to be investigated fully in-depth. For example, a homeless person who managed to turn their life around and and become a millionaire. This is such a unique situation, and few other people would have experienced the same situation. Thus, there is not enough participants for a qualitative or quantitative study. Case study would fit well.
- It allows for the collection of extremely rich, detailed data. In a qualitative study, you can collected some rich data from participants, but there are ...
Various pros and cons associated with the case study method are acknowledged.
Fred Knott, the training consultant for BINZ, Inc. what to know how to consider which training methods will be most effective for the training session you are designing for the sales department.
Based on your needs analysis and design for training from the previous assignments, describe how to utilize a minimum of 3 training methods as part of your training plan for BINZ, Inc.
Some questions/items to address in this assignment:
- What methods would you use? How and when would you implement them? Be specific in your description of activities using your methods.
- Why would the methods you chose to use be effective?
- What potential drawbacks do you see with your planned methods?
- Discuss the costs associated with the methods. Roughly how much money and work will be required (upfront and ongoing) to implement and maintain these training methods.
Hands on Methods include: OJT (on the job training), Self-Directed Learning, Apprenticeship, Simulations, Case Studies, Business Games, Role Plays, Behavior Modeling.
Group Building Methods include: Experiential Learning, Adventure Learning, Team Training, Action Learning, Six Sigma and Black Belt trainingView Full Posting Details