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case study

n.
1. A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.
2.
a. A detailed intensive study of a unit, such as a corporation or a corporate division, that stresses factors contributing to its success or failure.
b. An exemplary or cautionary model; an instructive example: She is a case study in strong political leadership.

case study

n
the act or an instance of analysing one or more particular cases or case histories with a view to making generalizations

case′ stud′y


n.
1. (in the social sciences) an analytical study of the development of an individual unit, as a person, family, or social institution.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.case study - a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failurecase study - a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure
report, written report, study - a written document describing the findings of some individual or group; "this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"
corp, corporation - a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
2.case study - a detailed analysis of a person or group from a social or psychological or medical point of view
analysis - an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
Translations
případová studie
חקר מקרהמקרה בוחן

case study

[keɪs ˈstʌdɪ] ncasistica
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Fed's Beige Book preview: there shouldn't be any surprises in the anecdotal report of conditions across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts.
FOMC's Beige Book preview: the anecdotal report of regional conditions should show a cautiously optimistic outlook on the economy with some potential uncertainties noted due to trade fears.
The anecdotal report of conditions across the 12 Fed Districts was prepared by the San Francisco Fed using information collected on or before February 26.
FOMC's Beige Book preview: the anecdotal report is expected to reiterate the economy grew moderately through August.
Brew Britannia: The Strange Rebirth of British Beer, written by Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey, is an anecdotal report of how the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and assorted brewers, publicans and punters saved the British pint.
Disney Channel execs even got an anecdotal report of one father in Georgia who went the extra mile of renting generators when a local power outage threatened to derail his daughter's "HSM2" premiere viewing party.
The new Beige Book Report, a regularly released anecdotal report prepared by the Federal Reserve and named for the color of its cover, also revealed that the wage and price pressures were mixed.
Research shows that there is a normal human tendency to give great weight to this personally delivered, anecdotal report. The existence of a critical mass of published data to the contrary will usually carry less weight in the mind of a decision-maker than a juicy, vivid rumor.
The Fed's anecdotal report of regional conditions also said despite widespread concerns about the possible negative impact of trade-related uncertainty, the outlook was generally positive with continued expectations of solid growth.
These are the findings from the latest Beige Book Report, a regular anecdotal report, named for the color of its cover, that is released by the Federal Reserve.
Research into this cause of infertility was sparked by an anecdotal report of a scientist who experienced actual burns to his penis and scrotum after laptop use.
Fed Beige Book preview: the Fed's anecdotal report on conditions in the 12 Districts should reiterate the economy continued to expand at a "moderate pace." That would be fractionally more upbeat than the April summary where the Fed reported "slight-to-moderate" growth (note the Beige Book was released April 17, before the stronger than expected Q1 GDP data).