Allows 4C members to edit their profile and/or reset their password. Click here to see "howtos".
Provides the general information about the 4C database. This includes:
Shows a list of all case studies submitted by 4C members. This list view includes the title of the study, focus of the study, study contributor, his/her tags for the case study, and a list of all tags used in the system. Case studies are sorted chronologically based on submission date. By clicking on the matrix visualization icon (to learn about icons used in 4C click here) you can view all these case studies in a matrix. The 4C case archive page displays case studies as they are saved by 4C members. The following figure is a snapshot of the 4C case archive page. It explains the available information and what can be done with it.
Shows a list of all case studies stored in your personal library of case studies. This page also gives you the option to only view the case studies that are contributed by you rather than all the cases in your personal library. The list view includes the title of the study, focus of the study, study contributor (if it is not you), his/her (or your) tags for the case study, your tags for the study, and a list of all the tags used by you. Case studies are sorted chronologically based on submission date. By clicking on the matrix visualization icon (to learn about icons used in 4C click here) you can view all of your case studies in a matrix. The following figure is a snapshot of a personal library page . It explains the available information and what can be done with it.
You can contribute a new case study to the 4C database through this page. To read more about contributing case studies to the 4C Database go here .
4C facilitates search and select on the case study archive by providing the following functionality to its members:
The 4C search engine allows you to perform search on the whole content of the cases in the 4C case study archive. You can then compare and contrast case studies resulting from the search. To read more about full-text search engine go here. To explore go here.
4C allows you to browse through all tags in the system and view case studies that are tagged by them. You demonstrates such scenario. To explore go here .
The 4C Database allows you to browse through your tags in the system and view case studies that are tagged with them. You can narrow down the collection of case studies by selecting an intersection of related tags. This figure demonstrates such scenario.
The 4C Database also allows its members to select as many case studies from the case study archive and compare them based on the 4C member's selected case categories. To explore go here.
Discuss permits 4C members to engage in multi-way dialogue with other 4C members. The 4C database facilitates collaboration amongst case study researchers from different disciplines and allows them to create communities of interest through the discuss feature.
The 4C database has the capacity to create publishable volumes by identifying journal content of interest from: archived dialogue, annotations of cases by 4C members, recommended cases and popularity of tags. We anticipate that online journals would include 4C member case studies and their cross-case analyses on topics of interest.
Any case study researcher can register to create an account with the 4C Database. To register, you need to provide the 4C administrator a unique login_name (at least 3 characters), a unique valid email address, and a password (at least 5 characters). You can also provide some information about yourself which will help us to create a profile for each 4C member. To register for an account go here
In order to login to the 4C Database you need to first have an account (here). To login to the 4C Database you need to provide the system with your login_name and password. If you already have an account go here to login to 4C.
If you have already had an account but don't remember either your login_name or password you can send a request to the 4C administrator. An email containing the instruction on how to access your account will be sent to you. To send a request for account information go here
You must be logged-in in order to edit your profile. To Edit your profile or reset your password go here .
In order to contribute a new case study to the 4C database you must be logged-in. The following figure shows the case study contribution page. To contribute a case study you have to assign a title to it. Filling the rest of case categories are optional but we encourage you to submit all this information when contributing a case study. To learn more about case categories go here . In order to assign tags to your case study you can either enter it in the "tags" field or click on a tag from "my tags" list. Tags may contain multiple terms separated by space (e.g. greater vancouver, economy, 1989). To contribute a new study go here
To view Detail of a case study click on either on the study title or the Detail tab beside the case study title. This will show you the content of the case categories as well as a list of actions that you can perform based on your privileges for the case study.
If you are the contributor of a case study a Edit tab will be displayed beside the case study title. By clicking on the Edit tab you can edit the case study categories, add a note, add a file, or update tags.
4C supports a rich search syntax: EXAMPLE
To view all tags used by 4C members you can either click on
"All Tags" tab in the case study archive page or select
"search through all tags" under Refined Search and Select in
the menu bar. The following figure explains how you can discover case
studies through your tags.
To start a discussion topic on the 4C forum you should first select the "Discuss" tab in the menu bar.
After opning the discussion forum you can start a new topic by selecting "New Topic" tab
To view the topics that you have started you should select "My Topics" tab
To view detail of a topic along with all rellies posted you must click on the "topic title" link.
To post a "Reply" first select a topic then click on "Post a Reply" button; or "Reply" link.
To view all topics started by a member click on the "member name" link.