case study


noun

a study of an individual unit, as a person, family, or social group, usually emphasizing developmental issues and relationships with the environment, especially in order to compare a larger group to the individual unit.

Nearby words

  1. case knife,
  2. case law,
  3. case method,
  4. case shot,
  5. case stated,
  6. case system,
  7. case-harden,
  8. case-sensitive,
  9. case-work,
  10. casease

Origin of case study

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for case study

case study

noun

the act or an instance of analysing one or more particular cases or case histories with a view to making generalizations
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Medicine definitions for case study

case study

n.

A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.
An exemplary or cautionary model; an instructive example.

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