Hello! My name is Candace and I'm conducting a case study for my work to study the impacts of assisting abortion patients access abortion and the burnout we experience at times.
I'm Sarah! I'm assisting with creating the bounded system for Candace's case study.
Creating a Bounded System in a proposed Case Study Research
Bounded System, per Stake, is a case that has a beginning and an end. The object of the study is fenced in focusing on a person, place, community, etc. per Merriam's definition.
Okay! It looks like the fencing in I need to do for my case study is to focus on my case management team, including myself possibly, but within a specific time period.
Defining the Case Study's Bounded System
OK! My case study is bounded with case managers as the case and I will narrow it down more to focus on the passing fo Alabama's abortion ban in May 2020 and onwards since it was a stressful and confusing time for us.
I'll either study both me and the other case manager for a comparative study, only the one case manager, or myself for an autoethnography case study.
Those individual case studies meets Stake and Merriam's conceptualization of a case study. You're good to go and you can use this knowledge for future case studies regardless of field and discipline.