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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

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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Jean Barbazette's Instant Case Studies: How to Design.
Austin and his student colleagues have compiled a useful collection of case studies that reveal the extent to which the Bay Area county social services agencies have sought to transcend the limitations of the program by introducing policy and service innovations that can make a real difference to the lives of clients they serve.
Cranor examined all 64 of the federal torts since Daubert that dealt with toxic agents and mentioned case studies. Judges rejected case study-based testimony in 36 cases, he reports in the AJPH supplement.
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Case studies open our minds to innovative ideas that even the most seasoned communicators can appreciate.
Like all four of the case studies, it shows how outside interests played a role, how each homicide drew much attention from the local, state, and national press, and how coverage in all cases often reflected both fact and fiction.
The six ongoing case studies are scheduled to be ready for final review in July, 2004.
Since it has been well documented that case studies motivate students and allow them to make connections among many different concepts, case studies were incorporated into Nutritional Biochemistry as a supplement to traditional lectures (2).
The individual essays present case studies that leave important aspects of the topic uncovered, while at times still trying to cover too much themselves.
The storm caused more than 10,000 deaths; according to Conserving the Peace: Resources, Livelihoods and Security, a 2003 collection of case studies published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the subsequent flooding and landslides wiped out more than 2,000 potable water systems in Honduras and Nicaragua alone, left millions without dependable drinking water, and forced 2 million people from their homes.
The book introduces the rationale for embedded case studies, presents the use of case studies in previous research, outlines a framework for knowledge integration, discusses each of the eleven methods and examines the issue of validating embedded case study methods.
The case studies, analysis, and literature review leave the reader with the disturbing but important realization that the "cause" of lethal school violence cannot be easily identified, nor explained.