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case study

the study of a single instance of a phenomenon either for its own sake (e.g. a particular person or a strike), or as an exemplar or PARADIGM case of a general phenomenon, perhaps as a test of a general proposition (e.g. de TOCQUEVILLE's study of America, 1835-40).
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The similarity between the above and the case method is that they both take a problem-solving approach.
First, for Langdell, the case method was an inexpensive way to create reading materials for students in the absence of the shelves of weighty treatises and texts on American law available to today's instructors.
The special virtues of the case method in preparing teachers for minority schools.
24] Nevertheless, over the years the realist approach has formed the counterpoint to the case method and significant developments in both curriculum content and teaching methods including the development of clinical legal education including live and simulated clinics and client-counseling, [25] problem-based learning, mooting and role-play [26] and student research projects together with a wider study of law in its political, economic and sociological context were all inspired by the seismic tremors of realism.
The traditional first year pedagogy is the Langdellian appellate case method combined with Socratic dialogue in the classroom.
Case method is a form of qualitative and descriptive research; it looks intensely at an individual, a group or event and draws conclusions in a specific context.
The reason for this point of analysis is simple: The case method is centrally important to MBA teaching, and case studies are the cornerstone of that method (Hammond 1980, Lawrence 1953).
As we know, case method of teaching is based on the premise that individuals learn by working on problems and sharing ideas with peers.
The art of a case method instructor is to ask the right question at the right time, provide feedback on answers, and sustain a discussion that opens up various meanings of the case.
When using the case method, however, preparation prior to class is imperative.

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