The student must also keep in mind that different kinds of information are presented in the case study There are facts, which are verifiable from several sources.
There are inferences, which represent an individual's judgment in a given situation.
Then we discuss what the student needs to do to prepare for a class, and what she can expect during the case discussion.
We also explain how student performance is evaluated in a case study based course.
Consequently, all case studies are not structured similarly, and variations abound in terms of style, structure and approach.
Case material ranges from small caselets (a few paragraphs to one-two pages) to short cases (four to six pages) and from 10 to 18 page case studies to the longer versions (25 pages and above).
While both the instructor and the student start with the same information, their roles are clearly different in each of these stages, as shown in Table 1.
Case studies are usually discussed in class, in a large group.