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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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Because programs differed in centrality of each standard (Lenski et al., 2013), cross-case analysis focused on patterns in congruity between individual candidates' practices and the relative degree of emphasis placed on each standard in their preparation programs, as determined previously (Table 3).
The cross-case analysis drew together data from the countries using a thematic approach and simple data display techniques (Miles & Huberman, 1994).
Moreover, it is an aggregative synthesis, integrating knowledge in one domain, and relies on analysis techniques like content analysis and cross-case analysis. At the same time, the study contributes to theory development by integrating two competing theories.
The results reported here are from the cross-case analysis, in which the categories developed for each case study were compared to determine common characteristics and develop new categories that encompass all data sets (Merriam, 1998).
Pattern coding was particularly important for this multiple-case study, as it led to the development of key themes, which laid the groundwork for cross-case analysis.
Cross-case analysis of the thirteen cases revealed strong evidence of the hypothesised pecking order (Table 2).
Suggestions by previous analysts of the existence of regularities in the management fad adoption process in higher education are confirmed by patterns in this cross-case analysis of data describing the life cycle of seven management innovations.
Following the visits, procedures associated with qualitative inquiry were used to prepare individual summary reports and conduct a cross-case analysis. Results of the cross-case analysis are presented, including factors supporting and posing challenges to implementation.
Following the within-case analysis, the themes and sub-themes of the focus group cases were compared in the cross-case analysis stage.
Networks for innovation in sustainable tourism; case studies and cross-case analysis.