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case study

n.
A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.

case study

a detailed analysis of a person or group with a particular disease or condition, noting characteristics of the disease or condition. Case studies are often used to call attention to new diseases or to diseases entering new populations.

case study

EBM
(1) An in-depth analysis and systematic description of one patient or group of similar patients to promote a detailed understanding of their circumstances.
(2) Research exploring the behaviour and experiences of an individual, group, organisation, community, nation or event. Case studies enable researchers to open up wider issues around their chosen subject

Epidemiology
An uncontrolled (prospective) or retrospective observational study involving an intervention and outcome in a single patient.
 
Medspeak
A description of an experience with a clinical practice innovation project that yields lessons that may be of interest to others.

case study

Anecdotal report, single case report Epidemiology An uncontrolled–prospective or retrospective observational study involving an intervention and outcome in a single Pt
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Case studies typically are divided under the following headings: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Case Report, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References.
I next address case studies and focus groups, which are strategies that are less established in qualitative sociology than interviews and ethnographies.
The ample description of key historical periods within the nine country case studies also allows for some tentative, if not final conclusions on policy diffusion and funding structures.
These case studies are currently ongoing with a tentative completion date of February 2005.
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Another consequence of this volume being the offspring of a European Union of Geosciences meeting is that the case studies are heavily based on European basins (twelve out of fifteen papers), with additional examples from Australia (one fore-arc basin), Chile (a divergent continental margin), and Asia (one intracratonic basin).
Like the best examples of murder case studies, McConnell succeeds in bringing the atmosphere of the times to life.
A recent survey conducted by Bitpipe showed that 90% of IT professionals usually access IT literature such as white papers and case studies before making contact with vendors, but that IT professionals said that it is difficult to locate white papers and case studies on the Internet.
To further illustrate the qualitative data results received from the case studies, specific examples of comments provided by counselors and parents are listed at right.
These steps have been a hallmark of high-quality case studies in related fields but have not necessarily been practiced in health services research.
Firstly, while the case studies are comprehensive, as a Hispanist, I was disappointed at the absence of references to the prominent Castilian statesman and prelate, Alfonso de Cartagena (1384-1456).
Participants were encouraged to try more group case studies in the classroom.