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How to Format a JMLA Case Study Abstract

Question: In one sentence, describe the question, problem, dilemma, situation, event, objective, or challenge being described by the case study.

Setting:  Describe the institution or location where the case occurred.

Method: Provide an outline of the strategy adopted and why these tactics were chosen.  Describe any data collected.

Main results: Discuss the outcome or result, including data, if available, to support your assessment of the outcome.

Conclusion: Conclude with a summary of your accomplishment, what lessons can be learned from this case, how you would approach a similar problem again, potential applications, and recommendations for continuing or future work.

This abstract format is based on a format originally published by Hypothesis, the newsletter of the MLA Research Section.