Sustaining our environment

Characteristics, strengths & weaknesses - Case studies

Case studies are records of innovative or good practice. They record specific problems or issues experienced by a person or a group and the actions taken to overcome the problems. Their purpose is to promote these actions to others. They are often used where there have been limited solutions found to a particular problem. Case studies generally report factual information as well as opinions (good and bad). In presenting case studies, ensure that language styles, reading levels and format design are appropriate for the target group.


  • provide real examples
  • encourage replication
  • are generally practical in nature
  • provide innovative ideas.


  • distribution methods and points for the target group to access the information need to be determined and promoted.

Page last updated: 27 February 2011