CASE STUDY OF SUCCESS by whq15269

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									                                                        CASE STUDY OF SUCCESS

You will conduct research using social science research methods, to determine how an adult in your community has succeeded in
achieving a goal.

1. Select a successful individual who you are interested in studying. This individual will be the subject of your research: (e.g. an
athlete, a business owner, a public figure, a teacher, etc…)
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2. Now ask a specific research question about the achievement of goals.
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3. Design an interview consisting of a few open-ended questions that will get the data needed to answer the research question.
Include questions about long-term goals and short-term goals, ensuring goals are SMART, and overcoming obstacles.
*(Attach your questions to this page for submission. Your questions must be approved by your teacher before moving on to the next
step.)

4. Arrange a time when you can meet or talk to (over the phone, e-mail) the subject of your study. Plan how you will record your
answers before you conduct the interview.
*(Your parents and/or guardians must be aware of your plans and must sing the permission form attached before you continue with
your interview).

5. Organize your data so that you can compare, summarize, and analyse the data.

6. Compare your data to what you have learned about setting and achieving goals.

7. Write a brief, three-paragraph case study about your subject in which you describe how the subject of your interview succeeded.
        Include in your report:
        Introduction of subject and her/his goal
        Method (how you gathered your data)
        Evidence from your interview
        Your comparison with what you have learned in class
        Conclusion (how the individual’s success story can help others)
Add an interesting title to your report

                    LEVEL 4                         LEVEL 3                      LEVEL 2                             LEVEL 1
Knowledge /         You have fully described        You have mostly              You have somewhat described         You have limitedly described
Understanding       how an individual achieved      described how an             how an individual achieved a        how an individual achieved a
                    a personal goal.                individual achieved a        personal goal.                      personal goal.
        /20                                         personal goal.
Thinking /          You asked very well             You asked well               You asked moderately                You asked poorly formulated
Inquiry             formulated questions that       formulated questions that    formulated questions that would     questions that would not gather
                    would gather the data           would gather the data        gather some of the data             the data required.
                    required.                       required.                    required.                           You have limitedly described
                    You have fully described the    You have mostly              You have somewhat described         the long-term goal and short-
                    long-term goal and specific     described the long-term      the long-term goal and short-       term goals.
      /20           short-term goals.               goal and specific short-     term goals.                         You have limitedly analysed
                    You have fully and              term goals.                  You have somewhat analysed          how the individual overcame
                    thoroughly analysed how         You have mostly              how the individual overcame         obstacles to achieve the goal
                    the individual overcame         analysed how the             obstacles to achieve the goal       but more info is needed.
                    obstacles to achieve the        individual overcame          but more info is needed.
                    goal.                           obstacles to achieve the
                                                    goal.
Communication       You have used the               You have used the            You have used some                  You have used little vocabulary
                    vocabulary of SMART goals       vocabulary of SMART          vocabulary learned in class in      learned in class in your
                    in your analysis.               goals in your analysis.      your analysis.                      analysis.
     /20            Your case study is very well-   Your case study is well-     Your case study is moderately       Your case study is written with
                    written with no errors in       written with few errors in   written with some errors in         limited organization and with
                    spelling and grammar.           spelling and grammar.        spelling and grammar.               many errors in spelling and
                                                                                                                     grammar.
Application         You have very successfully      You have successfully        You have moderately analysed        You have limitedly analysed
                    analysed how the individual     analysed how the             how the individual was              how the individual was
                    was successful in achieving     individual was successful    successful in achieving a           successful in achieving a
                    a personal goal.                in achieving a personal      personal goal but a bit more info   personal goal, more info is
      /20           You have written a very         goal.                        is needed in order to fully         needed in order to fully
                    interesting case study.         You have written an          understand.                         understand.
                                                    interesting case study.      You have written fairly             More detail is needed to make
                                                                                 interesting case study.             your case study more
                                                                                                                     interesting.

								
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