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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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So, without further ado, I'd like to share with all of you the findings from the latest Beige Book report, a regular anecdotal report, released by the Federal Reserve, that examines economic activity during the most recent time period.
Fed's Beige Book preview: the anecdotal report is likely to reiterate moderate to modest economic growth.
Anecdotal reports from patients have suggested that hard water may worsen atopic eczema.
Anecdotal reports from studies using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to assess prosthetic valve function have suggested that the incidence of nonobstructive thrombosis is high in the early postoperative period.
Anesthesiologists' anecdotal reports that redheads are harder to put under led the researchers to give the inhaled anesthetic desflurane to 10 redheaded women and 10 dark-haired women.
Anecdotal reports of a link between isotretinoin and adverse psychiatric symptoms have been highlighted in the media, causing widespread concern among clinicians and patients, the researchers said.
Though anecdotal reports have hinted that picture tubes' glass might leach the metal, no one knew how much, notes Timothy G.
Indications of improving or continuing high levels of economic activity were widespread across the nation according to recent anecdotal reports and regional data, though agricultural conditions in many areas were cited as a significant exception.
Retailers are hoping for a profitable season, and so far, anecdotal reports suggest that may be the case.
Anecdotal reports and retrospective studies have suggested that breast cancer patients given chemotherapy have neuropsychologic impairment not found in patients who don't receive this form of treatment.
BALTIMORE -- Anecdotal reports that Medicare beneficiaries cannot find physicians willing to accept them as new patients has led the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to step up its efforts to track access to care, CMS officials reported at a meeting of the Medicare Practicing Physician Advisory Council.
Anecdotal reports were not exaggerations; between May and September 1995, researchers found 205 road-killed turtles.