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Case Analysis and Write-up Advice One of the most common errors in analyzing cases is to jump to conclusions too quickly: resist the temptation. For the first reading, take notes on what you see as the key facts, problems, questions, missing data, etc. I: Integrate frameworks/ideas covered when possible . Pay particular attention to frameworks, ideas, articles, lectures, etc. that have been introduced or that are assigned concurrently with that case. It is almost always a good idea to use multiple concepts we’ve recently covered as a basis for your arguments – that’s why these materials are assigned! P: Choose a Position . Another significant problem with case analyses is that the author does not clearly state his/her position. Here are a few specific comments about common problems I see in this area: P1: Reiterating someone else’s ideas (e.g., Milton Friedman’s views on the purpose of a business) is not that same as stating your opinion . If you agree with a given author and want to base your response on his/her arguments,
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