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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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Harvard maintains a web presence to support the case method of teaching (cb.
The case method started in Moral Theology as the casus conscientiae, which moved on to the law school as the precedent method and moved on to the business school and lately to the medical school.
Cohen used the case method during a session at Monday's LISA conference in New York, asking the 150+ in attendance about the current state of the life settlement industry.
The major reason for students to prefer the case method may be related to the theoretical, sophisticated, and abstract nature of the language acquisition course.
The argument being made is not only that the case method is an effective way to generate positive learning experiences but that it is especially conducive to teaching economics courses that are grounded in the Austrian school.
The history of the Harvard Law case method, developed in the 1870s by Christopher Columbus Langdell, is well documented, and the magnitude of its influence in legal education has been immense.
The purpose of the JIACS is to encourage the development and use of cases and the case method of teaching throughout higher education.
Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms: A Case Method Approach, by Joseph R.
Common law faculties not only offer much the same curriculum in first year; they also use the same basic teaching method--the case method.
The purpose of the two day workshop on "Case Based Teaching" was to introduce the highly acclaimed Harvard Case Method teaching technique to a variety of teaching faculty members from multiple disciplines to enhance the quality of teaching at various institutions of higher learning.
The academic curriculum relies heavily upon the case method pioneered at Harvard.
The increasing use of case method in teaching and research ushered in a paradigm shift in pedagogical approach in recent years.