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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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This unusually large number of case studies published in a single issue of the JMLA provides us an opportunity to remind readers of the value of case studies to health sciences librarianship and to offer advice to authors on how to write a strong case study.
Case studies can be about technology, psychology, anthropology, criminal justice, and even, on a less academic plane, fixing your car or parenting.
In this column, I will discuss two types of case studies often seen in nursing--clinical case studies and qualitative case studies and their importance to clinical research.
In this educational article I will briefly describe how to write up a case study and hope this will spur some from our profession to submit case studies to the Journal.
All four case studies can be downloaded at no cost from CDC's Epidemiologic Case Studies website at http://www.
The majority of the course--roughly two-thirds of it--is spent investigating methodological strategies, including interviews, ethnographies, case studies, focus groups, and unobtrusive research, including document research and content analysis.
Case studies open our minds to innovative ideas that even the most seasoned communicators can appreciate.
By combining a multivariate analysis of eighteen OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries with nine in-depth case studies, Kato offers a compelling argument for considering the political and economic dimensions of welfare state spending.
The six ongoing case studies are scheduled to be ready for final review in July, 2004.
TITLE: Ethics and the Archival Profession: Introduction and Case Studies
It consists of a collection of sixteen papers, including an overview on the broad topic of linked tectonics and sedimentation, followed by fifteen field-based case studies.
The book introduces the rationale for embedded case studies, presents the use of case studies in previous research, outlines a framework for knowledge integration, discusses each of the eleven methods and examines the issue of validating embedded case study methods.