Sharing the information

To finish the case study process, you need to decide on a way to share the information that’s been collected about the club or facility and its key value themes.

This section provides an outline of both for you to use as the basis of your own case study.

Report formats

You have many options for reporting. To decide what will work best for you, consider:

  • who you want to report to

  • their time commitments

  • their areas of interest.

Different types of reports will be ideal for different types of people, including a more in-depth report and a photo story.

  • Case study: A formal report that contains information about the club or facility with photos and quotes illustrating each key value theme.

  • Photo story: A photo story is an engaging tool for communicating research findings. It includes photos, text and quotations from the research for each value identified.

REMEMBER if using images of identifiable individuals in the photo story (ie rather than a ‘crowd scene’ or scenery/objects) you will need consent.

Template 6: Photo Story Format

Template 8: Values Report Format

Describe who you are

A comprehensive description of your club or facility helps to put any ‘value’ it contributes into context. Things to consider are:

  • the focus (the club or facility that’s the focus of the case study) including any legal description (incorporated society, stand alone business unit, community trust)

  • the place (location, facilities) and assets

  • the history (origin, development, key events)

  • highlights and interesting features (what makes this club or facility iconic, unique, special)

  • what it offers (spaces, activities, services) and when (hours of opening, season)

  • the people (the type and number of people participating, volunteers and their contributions.

Describe the values themes

The values – positive and negative

Take time to identify and fully describe the values of the club or facility. Use quotes and photos to illustrate these values.

It’s important to consider both the positive and negative values and to ensure that you’ve taken account of a wide range of perspectives — members and users, their families and the local community. Remember that you’re communicating why this particular club or facility is important. Give a sense of size, scale and impact on the community — local, regional and national.

Bring the story alive

You are telling the story of a club or facility that is valued by a group of people, the community and a broader set of stakeholders. Help to celebrate this by using a range of different techniques, particularly quotes and photos.