Instant Case Studies: How to Design, Adapt, and Use Case Studies in Training

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Wiley, 2004 - Business & Economics - 305 pages
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If you want to:
  • improve learning retention
  • create discovery learning
  • make training interactive
  • increase participation, and
  • make training fun . . .

. . . this book is for you! In this easy-to-use resource, author and training expert Jean Barbazette gives you 71 case studies to use instantly or modify to meet your specific learning needs. She defines the five types of case studies and their different purposes, shows the benefits of using case studies, and offers clear-cut suggestions for writing your own original case studies or customizing existing case studies. Barbazette also offers step-by-step instructions for processing each case study to maximize the potential for learning. In addition, discussion questions and all of the 71 case studies in the second half of this book are contained on the book’s companion CD-ROM for your use. Answers to all case study questions are provided in the book.

"Jean Barbazette’s eight-step procedure and ready-to-use case studies will immediately increase your training effectiveness. This book is an essential addition to every trainer's bookshelf."
–Sivasailam Thiagarajan, author, Design Your Own Games and Activities

"Wow! What a practical and complete book on the development and use of case studies. I wish I had it years ago when I was teaching management and using case studies."
–Donald L. Kirkpatrick, professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin

"Jean Barbazette’s latest book is a must for every instructional designer’s tool kit."
–Richard G. Wong, manager, training and development, Orange County Transportation Authority

"Interactive teaching-learning works. Jean Barbazette has created a wonderful, easy-to-apply volume that allows us to broaden our training repertoire instantly. What a rich source for developing and running cases."
–Harold D. Stolovitch, emeritus professor, Instructional and Performance Technology, Universite de Montreal; clinical professor, Human Performance at Work, University of Southern California; and principal, HAS Learning & Performance Solutions LLC

"You can’t get more practical than this book! It is filled with how-to’s, templates, checklists, and actual cases which can be used, as is, in your own training programs. This book is the ‘one-stop shop’ for creating and using case studies."
–Dana Gaines Robinson, coauthor, Performance Consulting

"Chock-full of great examples, important cautions, and wonderful lessons of experience, Jean helps her readers not only write better case studies, but also understand their use as a critical learning tool."
–Beverly Kaye, founder and CEO, Career Systems International; coauthor, Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting People to Stay; and author, Up is Not the Only Way

"A must read if you want learning to be active. It’s an extremely clear, step-by-step guide that will shorten your preparation time, yet enhance your creativity as a case study writer. No serious trainer can be without it."
–Mel Silberman, author, Active Training and 101 Ways to Make Training Active

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About the author (2004)

Jean Barbazette is the president of The Training Clinic, a training consulting firm, and author of Successful New Employee Orientation, Second Edition, from Pfeiffer, and The Trainer?s Support Handbook.

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