Conference Schedule

Empowering Educators in the Discovery of Teaching Case Studies: Solving a Complex Search Task

CC07 • concurrent • Return to conference schedule
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 • 1:30 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Dillon Hall 256
Jess Dixon University of Windsor Show biographies
Jess Dixon is an Associate Professor of Sport Management and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor. His research and scholarly interests include strategic management, executive leadership and human resource management in sport, as well as pedagogy and mentoring. He is the editor of Case Studies in Sport Management.
Orland Hoeber* University of Regina
Dr. Orland Hoeber is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Regina. His primary research interests are in the areas of information visualization, interactive information retrieval, visual analytics, geovisual analytics, sport analytics, social media, and mobile computing. Dr. Hoeber has an active research team working on the design, development, and study of visual and interactive software to support exploration, analysis, reasoning, and discovery in a broad range of information-centric domains.
*Marked authors are not presenting at the conference.

The origins of the case method in higher education can be traced back to Joseph Octave Maufette at Quebec’s Collège St-Joseph in 1880 (Mauffette-Leenders et al., 2005). Historically, the largest barriers to adopting the case method in disciplines outside of medicine and law have been a perceived dearth of published case studies and difficulties locating them (Corey, 1998). Defined as “…a description of an actual situation, commonly involving a decision, a challenge, an opportunity, a problem, or an issue faced by a person (or persons) in an organization” (Mauffette-Leenders et al., 2005, p. 2), teaching case studies are published in a variety of outlets, including textbooks, journals, and specialized collections. Particularly for those new to the case method, searching for case studies can be a daunting challenge. Without knowing what terms to use, where to look, or how to distinguish cases of disparate quality, this complex search task (White et al., 2006) can discourage instructors from adopting the case method. Using sport management as an example, the purpose of this presentation will be to introduce a tool for empowering educators to discover teaching case studies that may be appropriate to their needs and support desired learning outcomes.