6198 Case Study Research (Research Seminar)
Univ.Prof. Dr. Miriam Wilhelm
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/14/23 to 03/14/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Friday 03/17/23 02:00 PM - 05:30 PM D2.0.038
Friday 03/31/23 02:00 PM - 05:30 PM D2.0.038
Friday 04/21/23 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM D2.0.330
Friday 05/12/23 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM D2.0.030

The course will deal with the use of case studies as a research method. Students will be familiarized with different approaches of doing case study research, and learn about good practices of conducting and writing up case study-based research. The course will deal with this topic in a hands-on manner, walking students through each step of the research process – including research design, case sampling, data collection, data analysis, writing up the findings, and developing theoretical contributions based on them. During each class, Students will be given the opportunity to bring in issues they encounter in their own research projects. Ultimately, it is the aim of this course to teach students how to independently conduct case study research that has the potential to be published in peer-reviewed journals.


Session 1

  • What is case study research?
  • Getting started: case selection and data collection

Session 2

  • Good practices for interviewing and transcribing data
  • Data analysis and -coding
  • Building theory with cases

Session 3

  • Team paper presentation and discussion
  • Coding exercise
  • Addressing quality criteria

Session 4

  • Writing up and publishing case study research
  • Presentation individual assignment



Learning outcomes

Upon finishing this course, the student has:

  • developed an in-depth understanding of different approaches to case-study research.
  • developed necessary skills to collect and analyze case-based data.
  • the ability to critically reflect and discuss existing case-study research in the areas of business and management.
  • developed necessary skills to review case-study research in journal articles.
Attendance requirements

Examination-immanent courses (PI) have compulsory attendance. In case of absence, the lecturer is to be informed in advance via email, especially in cases of conflicting class schedules. More details on absenteeism rules will be explained in the first class.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Learning activities consist in preparatory readings, teacher's input, discussions and other activities in class, group work and a written individual assignment. The course language is English.


Active participation in class and contributions to the discussion (20%)
Team paper presentation (30%)
Individual written assignment (50%)

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Course enrolment is on the basis of "first come, first served" principle. If you have registered but cannot participate in the course, please de-register via LPIS so that your spot is available to students on the waiting list. If there is a waiting list for enrolment in the course, students on the waiting list will be notified after the end of the enrolment period and will be allocated to available spots.


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Last edited: 2023-02-13