I am looking to the evaluation of a developed system to provide validity to my research. The system consists of manufacturing processes, procedures etc. and the plan is to implement the system at an industrial partner and manufacture certain products as cases for real-world evaluation.
Is this in fact a case study approach?
Myself as the researcher will obviously be involved in the implementation and operation of the systems, does this contradict the definition of a case study?
Are there other better-suited research methods for such an evaluation that I am missing? Possibly action research?
Are there research methods that can be applied prior to real-world implementation to assess such a system. In a type of hypothetical/prospective/illustrative manner?
Any input is appreciated.