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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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Initially, cross-case analysis teams focused on particulars from individual sections of case summaries, deductively searching for patterns and themes to inform further analysis.
An alternate and more applicable rationale is that cross-case analysis may foster a deeper understanding and more impactful explanation of findings.
Teacher characteristics and school-based professional development in inclusive STEM-focused high schools: A cross-case analysis (Doctoral dissertation).
In this section we describe findings from the cross-case analysis.
All the data collected was analysed individually and treated as a case within itself before any cross-case analysis was applied.
Moreover, because there are systematic differences between entrepreneurship and other areas, which may affect the review process, our aim is to describe the five steps of systematic synthesis (Thorne, Jensen, Kearney, Noblit, & Sandelowski, 2004): (1) defining a research question, (2) developing criteria for study location, (3) developing criteria for study inclusion, (4) conducting within-case analysis, and (5) conducting cross-case analysis.
This cross-case analysis of the origins, programs, management, and finances of fifteen NGOs around the world highlights their similarities and differences.
In the second phase, called the cross-case analysis, the categories that were developed for each case study are then compared to determine common characteristics and to develop new categories encompassing all the data sets.
Then, cross-case analysis facilitated considerations beyond the initial impressions (Eisenhardt, 1989).
Particular to multiple-case studies, two stages of data analysis were involved: within-case and cross-case analysis (Merriam, 1998).
The cross-case analysis illustrates that the differences in success rates between the Coast Care Bay of Plenty programme and the Welcome Bay Catchment Care Group project were influenced by both the amount and quality of support received by the organisations responsible for the management of the Bay of Plenty region.
The methodology we employ in this paper is intended to lay the foundation of a case study that will ultimately be used in cross-case analysis with the three additional districts participating in this research.