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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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