Demonstrate that you have researched the main topics/points in this case study/journal.

Data Science and it’s relationship to big data driven decisions making

Case Study report Outline
Before you begin writing, follow these guidelines to help you prepare and understand the case
study/Journal:

I. Read and Examine the Case/Journal Thoroughly

a. Take notes, highlight relevant facts, underline key problems.

II. Focus Your Analysis

a. Identify two to five key points/problems.

b. Why do they exist?

c. How do they impact the industry/organization?

d. Who is responsible for them?

III. Uncover Possible Solutions/Changes Needed

a. Review course readings, discussions, outside research, your experience.

Drafting the Report

Once you have gathered the necessary information, a draft of your case/journal report should
include these general sections, but these may differ depending on your assignment directions
or your specific case study/journal:

1. Introduction

o Identify the key points in the case study/journal.

o Formulate and include a thesis statement, summarizing the outcome of your
analysis in 12 sentences.

o Demonstrate that you have researched the main topics/points in this case
study/journal.

2. Body

o Outline the various pieces of the case study/journal that you have learned.

o Evaluate these pieces by discussing the effectiveness in business practices
mentioned in the case study/journal.

o State the significance of learning this topic and give example from the case
study/journal.

3. Proposed Solution/Changes (for case studies)

o Discuss specific and realistic solution(s) or changes mentioned in the case.

o Consider strong supporting evidence, pros, and cons. Is this study/solution
realistic?

o Explain why this solution was chosen.

o Support this solution with solid evidence, such as:
Concepts from class (text readings, discussions, lectures)

Outside research

Personal experience (anecdotes)

4. Conclusion and Recommendations

o Rephrase the main points discussed in introduction.

o Determine and discuss specific strategies for accomplishing the proposed
solution.

o If applicable, recommend further action to resolve some of the issues.

o What should be done and who should do it?