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EXPLORATORY CASE STUDY ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
In this Module: Week, you will demonstrate your knowledge of preparing and collecting case
study (evidence) data. The overview used the term process as you will not only develop a case
study protocol and explain the use of pilot studies, but dive into the sources of data, and how to
comprehensively collect and care for your studys data. Finally, you will scratch the surface of
the first type Exploratory Case Study.
After reviewing the Learn material for the Module: Week, address the following paper in current
1. Develop Case Study protocol as it relates to describing how to screen candidate cases and
select final cases
2. Explain why, when, and how to use pilot case studies
3. Describe and triangulate the six sources of evidence
4. Explain the purpose and requirements of a comprehensive case study database (consider from
raw data to final conclusion and the reader may need access to all data to draw their own
5. Draft an Exploratory Case Study Model that determines whether a topic is worthy of further
investigation and serve as a prelude to a survey or experiment (use Yins (2018) Application #1
[p. 66] as a template)
This 1600 minimum, 2400 maximum word paper needs to be written with these main sections:
Case Study Protocol
Pilot Case Studies
Sources of Evidence/Triangulation
Case Study Database
Exploratory Case Study Model
Materials submitted to fulfill requirements in one course may not be submitted in another course.
Concerns about the propriety of obtaining outside assistance and acknowledging sources should
be addressed to the instructor of the course before the work commences and as necessary as the
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The cover page must include this statement as an authors note: By submitting this
assignment, I attest this submission represents my own work, and not that of another
student, scholar, or internet source. I understand I am responsible for knowing and
correctly utilizing referencing and bibliographical guidelines. I have not submitted this
work for any other class.
In addition to the course textbook(s) and the Bible, this paper must include at least 5
references from scholarly articles that have publication dates no older than 5 years. Do
not use any books other than the Bible and the textbook. Do not conduct interviews.
There should be at least one instance of biblical integration (at least one scripture
In-text citations are required to support your statements, points, assertions, issues,
arguments, concerns, paragraph topic sentences, and statements of fact and opinion.
The required cover page, abstract and the reference pages are not included in the required
assignment word count but are required as part of your paper.
The APA required abstract and conclusion section headings and subject headings (see
above) are expected. For papers this length, there should be at least two (2) levels of
The introduction and conclusion sections should not be longer than page each since the
assignment is short in word count.
The required abstract should be written as a stand-alone document and not written as an
introduction since an introduction section is required. Therefore, refrain from using
phrases such as, in this paper, and do not use citations. See example in APA manual.
Sources of information from Wikipedia, dictionaries, and encyclopedia will not be
Paragraph lengths: Each paragraph should have a topic sentence unless it continues from
or provides support to the prior paragraph. A paragraph is defined in this course as being
at least 4 sentences in length.
All parts of the assignment must be based on scholarly and biblical literature.
Avoid clichs, slang, jargon, exaggerations, abbreviations, figurative language, and
language that is too informal and too subjective.
Submit your final document for grading with file name syntax: Last NameFirst Initial
Project#. For example: PhilebaumJ Project3.doc (no .pdfs)
Consult the accompanying rubric for how your instructor will grade this assignment. Also, any
form of plagiarism, including cutting and pasting, will result in zero points for the entire
assignment. All quoted materials must be properly cited in current APA format.
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool. The tool
is a starting point for instructors to check overall Academic Integrity and higher scores generally
indicate a higher probability of Academic Misconduct. The higher a score, the higher the
probability that there are too many quotations included in the narrative, and/or there are passages
that have not been properly cited.
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