A case study should analyze in two parts.
First : should write an answer in one paragraph by answering 5 questions as shown below (an observer
overview as written in the case) :
1. What is the student trying to convey?
2. What is the professor trying to achieve in this meeting?
3. Did the student “read” the signals from the adviser well? What cues did you see?
4. Did the professor “hear” the student well? What signals of this were there?
5. What questions do you think could/should have been asked that were not? What do you think could have
been said that was not?
Second: write an answers for another 6 questions should be separated as paragraphs, shown below:
1) How do the grad adviser’s preconceived notions about the student’s ability or lack thereof affect the
situation? What can be done about this kind of preconception and how it affects interactions?
2) What must someone do to be a co-author of a research article? The amount of effort alone does not
determine whether someone should be listed as a co- author of an article.
3) What should the adviser do next; what are the adviser’s responsibilities, if any?
4) What’s likely to happen if the adviser takes those steps?
5) Should the student proceed with a complaint or just let this drop? What is likely in either scenario?
6) Is this something that the grad studies adviser can let drop? Is proceeding entirely up to the student?