The case study analysis consists of two parts, the group and individual components. Here are some tips and critical questions:
A critical analysis examines the case study according to key concepts and includes evidence to support and reinforce core concepts and community work theories and practices.
Unpack the case study from a social work perspective by:
A discussion paper considers and offers an interpretation or evaluation of something; or gives a judgement of the value of arguments and application to a specific context (eg. your chosen local context).
In your discussion paper:
In their article "How to Critically Evaluate Case Studies in Social Work", Lee, Mishna and Brennenstuhl offer some criteria to be considered when evaluating case studies.
The authors conclude that "Well developed case studies will enhance transferability of interventions to the field as practitioners struggle to find and apply the best available evidence in effectively helping their clients." (Lee, Mishna & Brennenstuhl, 2010, p. 688).
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