deviant case

deviant case

(in research methodology) any social phenomenon presented as an exception to what is generally the case, and which therefore is of particular utility in deviant case analysis in allowing analysis of cause and effect of both the normal and the deviant case.
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The World Value Map clearly shows that the United States is a deviant case.
It relied on deviant case analysis: contrasting the deviant cases against the conforming ones, modifying the hypotheses to exclude as many of the deviants as possible, and
Instead, an attempt was made to see if it could be improved-modified to account better for the data-via deviant case analysis.
Sweden is at least no deviant case in this respect.
Puzzles of Government Formation: Coalition Theory and Deviant Cases (New York: Routledge, 2011)
Herb's handling of these deviant cases settles on two claims.
It matters for Hamilton's argument whether TV violence causes negative externalities through most individuals or only through a relatively small number of deviant cases.
4 Snowball sampling is a nonprobability sampling method often employed in field research and most popular in studying deviant cases.
The first two contributors, Dennis Wrong and David Riesman, present deviant cases in terms of the accepted wisdom concerning the sociologist as outsider.
They may fit the Soviet Union and China - but what about deviant cases such as Bulgaria, where the former communists won competitive elections in 1990,.