1. What will the case study be used for? (To document lessons learnt, to help with marketing, to document evidence of a successful initiative)
2. What is the final product that you have in mind, and how long does it need to be? (A written report, or a presentation, or a glossy publication)
3. Who will be reading the Case Study?
4. How much background documents do you have available? (Project descriptions, evaluation findings, participation data, survey data)
5. What kind of additional data collection will be necessary? (Interviews, photo's, site observations)
6. Would you want to meet with the evaluation team before the assignment starts, and after it is completed?
I came across this useful little guide on how to use Case Studies to do Program Evaluation.It helps one to assess whether a case study should be used, and how to do it.
The Better Evaluation page on Case Studies can be found here.Edith D. Balbach, Tufts UniversityMarch 1999Copyright © 1999 California Department of Health ServicesDeveloped by the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention