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How to transform research cases into teaching cases

Gina Vega (Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts, USA.)
Earl Simendinger (University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA.)
Stephanie J. Thomason (University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA.)

Publication date: 5 January 2015



Academic research cases (ARC) provide interesting learning situations and challenging problems to study. However, it can be difficult to bring these research cases to classroom teaching because the “answers” are embedded within the case studies. Research cases can be redesigned as teaching cases (TCs) through a method of unwrapping the ARC and re—visioning it as a TC. One method is provided in this paper.

Research methodology

The authors have taken an unpublished research study and rewritten it as a TC. Elements from both manuscripts are provided in tabular form to guide the creation of TCs by academic researchers.

Relevant courses and levels

This paper will be helpful for any academic who wishes to transform a qualitative research case study into a useful classroom teaching tool.



Vega, G., Simendinger, E. and Thomason, S.J. (2015), "How to transform research cases into teaching cases", , Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 133-143.



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