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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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A summative analysis of all interview comments received from counselors and parents revealed that increased independence (self-reliance) was the predominant growth outcome for the case-study campers (see page 23).
And each year, nearly a thousand government professionals make the pilgrimage to Cambridge to hear Richard Neustadt, Ernest May, and other case-study gurus lead the arguments over Reagan and Lebanon, AIDS and the insurance industry, and other issues in American policy, prominent and obscure.
As part of his case-study presentation, "The Impact of Storage Network Management Techniques in a Database Development Program," Friedman will outline his company's recent activities, a roadmap of what lies ahead for storage, such as developments in data protection, disaster recovery, consolidation and efficiency in management of storage networking, resulting in substantial cost savings and other specific outcomes of using the Cloverleaf system.