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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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The specific research questions were answered through the cross-case analysis.
Data-gathering and analysis procedures were derived from a theoretical foundation of naturalistic inquiry (Lincoln & Guba, 1985), ethnography (Glesne, 1999) and grounded theory (Glazer & Strauss, 1967), and utilized cross-case analysis procedures (Miles & Huberman, 1994) in the final phase of analysis.
Finally, a cross-case analysis (Huberman & Miles, 1994; Miles & Huberman, 1994; Patton, 1990) of the nine summary reviews was conducted to identify themes emerging across the sites.
The findings reported in this article focus on the outcomes of the cross-case analysis of the nine summary reviews.
The final step in interpreting the study's data was the development of a cross-case analysis (Huberman & Miles, 1994; Miles & Huberman, 1994; Patton, 199).
Our cross-case analysis suggests a set of promising practices and strategies related to the implementation of transition policies.
Australia) uses case studies and a cross-case analysis to identify best practices in managing e- partnerships.