16 Estudio de un caso

Un estudio de un caso es un estudio en profundidad de un problema, situación, persona o grupo de personas concreto. Un estudio de un caso refleja una situación real o hipotética (pero que podría ser real) y con una complejidad adecuada.

Un buen estudio de caso debe poseer las siguientes características:

  1. It is taken from real life (true identities may be concealed).
  2. It consists of many parts and each part usually ends with problems and points for discussion. There may not be a clear cut off point to the situation.
  3. It includes sufficient information for the reader to treat problems and issues.
  4. It is believable for the reader (the case contains the setting, personalities, sequence of events, problems and conflicts).

Kardos, G. & Smith, C.O. (1979) On Writing Engineering Cases. Proceedings of ASEE National Conference on Engineering Case Studies.

Estudio de un caso

Writing a case study

What is a Case Study?

Writing case studies in information systems research

Ejemplos de estudios de un caso

Case study: Using Smart Cards with PKI to implement data access control for health information systems

Cita: J. Watts, Huiming Yu, Xiaohong Yuan. Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon 2010 (SoutheastCon), pp. 163,167, 18-21 March 2010.

Mapping study completeness and reliability - a case study

Cita: B. Kitchenham, P. Brereton, D. Budgen. 16th International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2012), pp. 126,135, 14-15 May 2012.

Case studies in computing education: Presentation, evaluation and assessment of four case study-based course design and delivery models

Cita: I. Baumgartner, V. Shankararaman. 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), pp. 1,8, 22-25 Oct. 2014.