EXPLANATORY CASE STUDY

OVERVIEW
Per the overview, in this module, analyzing case study evidence requires the researcher to: review the data again to ensure you haven’t overlooked or minimized some piece, think way ‘outside the box’, re-focus the research questions and propositions, study current research trends and philosophies, and do more qualitative literary research. This is the essence of the iterative process of analysis. Finally, as we discuss the Explanatory Case Study, we see some circumstances remove the Explanatory from a candidate case due to being ineffective. You will draft an Explanatory Case Study (avoiding historiographical tendencies) that is used to explain causal relationships that replicates a previous experiment.
INSTRUCTIONS
After reviewing the Learn material for the Module: Week, address the following paper in current APA format:
1. Distinguish rival explanations and interpretations within your case study
2. Explain the circumstances where an Explanatory Case Study would be most effective
3. Explain the difference between an Explanatory Case Study and Historiography
4. Draft an Explanatory Case Study that replicates a previous experiment suitable for disseminating for future use. You will fold in elements of Lean Six Sigma as role modeled in the Furterer article. (Also see Boxes 1 & 4, and Applications #8 &# 9 (Yin, 2018))

Required Format
This 1600 minimum, 2400 maximum word paper needs to be written with these main sections:
Cover page
Abstract
Introduction
Case Study Analysis – Rival Explanations and Interpretations
Effective Explanatory Case Studies
Explanatory Case Study vs Historiography
Explanatory Case Study with Lean Six Sigma
Conclusion
References

Other Requirements

Materials submitted to fulfill requirements in one course may not be submitted in another course. Concerns about the propriety of obtaining outside assistance and acknowledging sources should be addressed to the instructor of the course before the work commences and as necessary as the work proceeds.

• In addition to the course textbook(s) and the Bible, this paper must include at least 5 references from scholarly articles that have publication dates no older than 5 years. Do not use any books other than the Bible and the textbook. Do not conduct interviews.
• There should be at least one instance of biblical integration (at least one scripture reference).
• In-text citations are required to support your statements, points, assertions, issues, arguments, concerns, paragraph topic sentences, and statements of fact and opinion.
• The required cover page, abstract and the reference pages are not included in the required assignment word count but are required as part of your paper.
• The APA required abstract and conclusion section headings and subject headings (see above) are expected. For papers this length, there should be at least two (2) ‘levels of headings’.
• The introduction and conclusion sections should not be longer than ½ page each since the assignment is short in word count.
• The required abstract should be written as a stand-alone document and not written as an introduction since an introduction section is required. Therefore, refrain from using phrases such as, “in this paper,” and do not use citations. See example in APA manual.
• Sources of information from Wikipedia, dictionaries, and encyclopedia will not be accepted.
• Paragraph lengths: Each paragraph should have a topic sentence unless it continues from or provides support to the prior paragraph. A paragraph is defined in this course as being at least 4 sentences in length.
• All parts of the assignment must be based on scholarly and biblical literature.
• Avoid clichés, slang, jargon, exaggerations, abbreviations, figurative language, and language that is too informal and too subjective.

Grading Metrics

Consult the accompanying rubric for how your instructor will grade this assignment. Also, any form of plagiarism, including cutting and pasting, will result in zero points for the entire assignment. All quoted materials must be properly cited in current APA format.

Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool. The tool is a starting point for instructors to check overall Academic Integrity and higher scores generally indicate a higher probability of Academic Misconduct. The higher a score, the higher the probability that there are too many quotations included in the narrative, and/or there are passagcixes that have not been properly cited.

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