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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.
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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.
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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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Methodologists writing core texts on case study research include Yin [5], Stake [6], and Merriam [7].
By accumulating the unique contributions provided by case-oriented studies, our approach bridges the gap between qualitative research and the available case study research to a wider audience.
Case study research in music education: An examination of meaning.
There is text on how to do just about anything regarding case study research; from proposal to identifying design and data collection methods.
It is the fourth stage of the data analysis process in using documents in a case study research, which according to Bogdan & Biklen (1998) is called 'qualitative content analysis'.
Yin (1994) presented four principles that should attract the researcher's attention, as they pertain to case study research:
Papers presented included basic, applied, and case study research in the field of maritime and aviation policy and management, as well as proposals for panel discussions.
Yin (2009) suggests that 'how' and 'why' questions are suitable for case study research. Yin (2003, p.6) explains that "such questions deal with operational links needing to be traced over time, rather than frequency or incidence."
Anomie and Violence will not supplant the focused case study research of area specialists, like Chris Wilson on the conflict in North Maluku [Ethno-Religious Violence in Indonesia: From Soil to God (Abingdon: Routledge, 2008)], but what the authors have achieved is to cover ground well worn by other scholars and with an empirical and analytical comprehensiveness incorporated into a comparative framework that allows for juxtaposition between cases.
Her topics include the conceptual model and case study research approach, case description of the water shortage study, and studying the effects of the temporal boundary setting.