Case Study Exercuses

EXERCISE #1 – Case Study. Case Studies will be used throughout your. studies and more
importantly, can be used in refining problems that other companies have gone through. These are examples of
how your own company can avoid pitfalls and go directly to solutions. The following case study is in the textbook for
this module found on pages 125-126, “Case Study Exercise #3”.

A. Use this title as you write the answers to the questions asked, ” The Emergence of Standards in the
Telecommunications Industry”. No abstract is needed but an Introduction is needed.
B. Research telecommunications industries and find one to use as a basis for this exercise. Note down
your lnternet references for this assignment and list them at the end for a minimum of five references
(including your textbook).
C. Number the questions as you see them here and answer them according to what you found on the
company you selected.
1. What is the name of the telecommunications company you researched?
2. How would you develop a good case study-based this project?
3. What types of information would you require?
4. What data would you need and how would you collect these data?
5. What issues does the company you selected have or could possibly have; e.g., the problems that
might arise through competition, monetary restrictions, equipment needs-anything might be a
problem you detect.
6. Would there be ethical issues that you would need to consider and what are they?
7. What types of contribution to knowledge do you think this project might make for the
telecommunications industry; e.g., what is the point of your case study?
EXERCISE #2 – Case Study Definitions
Continuing in this paper, use the title as, “Exercise #2 – Case Study Definitions”. Then copy the list of the following terms
and supply their definitions, each worth two points of your grade:
1. Ethnography
2. Participant observation
3. Non-participative observation

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6. Cross-sectional case study design
7. Longitudinal case study design
8. Mixed methods research
9. Social network analysis
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11. Delphi method
12. Crowdsourcing
13. Repertory grid
14. Data saturation
15. Quantitative data
16. Statistical testing
17. Qualitative data -Coding text
18. Causal mapping
19. Project findings
20. Flawed reasoning

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