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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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Case Selection: One of the most significant advances in the systematization of qualitative methods has been the formalization of the criteria used for case selection and the identification of different types of case-centered studies (Eckstein 1975; George and Bennett 2005; Gerring 2006).
This Article responds to these challenges by combining extensive interview-based research with a case selection strategy designed to isolate the effect of particular variables.
Indeed, such heuristic tools have already proven to be useful in comparative research because they allow scholars to map the empirical distribution of cases and, thus, encourage rigor and enhance transparency in case selection (Elman, 2005).
Gun Case Selection First off, if the carbine is in the trunk of your vehicle, you are way ahead of the game.
In a case control study, a researcher who is biased in 'control' selection may be selective in case selection or exclusion also.
There is no doubt the book has been compiled by highly skilled and experienced clinicians the careful case selection and working under controlled conditions have been recommended by the primary author.
Although the authors succeeded in illustrating the importance of their research, the justification of the case selection is not properly discussed in the book.
Robotic single-site hysterectomy is definitely feasible, but proper case selection is imperative.
The district initially settled on magnetic Apple Smart Covers, but after a higher-than-desired number of breakage incidents--particularly at the 1-to-1 school--the school system reevaluated its case selection and made the switch to Gumdrop.
Although one may quarrel with Urofsky's case selection, he deserves high marks for writing an excellent group of essays.
Unfortunately, we continually encounter companies that assign shipping case selection to individuals who are not even aware that the NMFC standard exists.