Case Study

Model Citation

Model your case study after one that you've read and analyzed as part of your research.
Murugami, Margaret. "Disability and Identity." Disability Studies Quarterly 29.4, 2009. http://www.dsq-sds.org/article/view/979/1173

Case Study Article

Your case study is your opportunity to join the discourse community of your chosen paradigm. You might choose to study an event, an individual, or a community. Your goal is to conduct a rhetorical analysis of your subject in order to offer your readers insight into the broader significance of it. You should use the language, research methods and tools, and established theory of your larger paradigm to unpack this significance. Your research should include both texts (preferably multi-media) that directly address your particular topic or that influence your particular topic as well as scholarly/theoretical articles that address similar topics/cases. Referencing such texts and/or adopting the methods and framing of these texts will ground your case study in your paradigm.

Your article should be at least 10 paragraphs and include links to websites, such as organizing websites, blogs, and other social forums and at least one video link.

Here's an example:

The Aron Ralston Story

The Aron Ralston Story: Personal Narratives as Vehicles for Abling the Disabled




Autobiographic Accounts


Outside Magazine September 2004
NPR Interview with Ralston 2004
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Today Show 2009
Interview Wide World 2010
BBC Interview 2011

Media Responses to Ralston


Yellow Scene Magazine Dec. 2010
Backpacker magazine 2006

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