case study

(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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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: case studies
  • The term refers to both the subject and method of study.
  • Variant form: case-study
  • Also termed case report.

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