(noun) A detailed and in-depth study of a single case, involving an event, group, individual, or organization instead of aggregate data such as sample of a population.
Example: An in-depth research project of male allies that try to prevent violence against women completed through interviews and surveys.
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- Plural: case studies
- The term refers to both the subject and method of study.
- Variant form: case-study
- Also termed case report.
- Feagin, Joe R., Anthony M. Orum, and Gideon Sjoberg. 1991. A Case for the Case Study. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.
- Gerring, John. 2009. Case Study Research: Principles and Practices. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
- Thomas, Gary. 2011. How to do your Case Study: A Guide for Students and Researchers. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.