from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.
- n. A detailed intensive study of a unit, such as a corporation or a corporate division, that stresses factors contributing to its success or failure.
- n. An exemplary or cautionary model; an instructive example: "Before they lost their independence, [the two companies] were case studies in unsuccessful long-term planning” ( T. Boone Pickens, Jr.)
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- n. Research performed in detail on a single individual, group, incident or community, as opposed to, for instance, a sample of the whole population.
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- n. a detailed analysis of a person or group from a social or psychological or medical point of view
- n. a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure
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After a career as a movie executive, Squire joined the faculty of the USC School of Cinema-Television, where he teaches movie business, their internship program, the feature film case study class and screenwriting.
If one were to watch the da Vinci away team materialize on the beach of the Monagas Lagoon, they would observe an interesting case study of differential behaviors of a multitude of species.
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According to a twenty-four-week case study conducted by Dr. Michael Zemel, director of the Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee, more calcium consumed translated into more weight loss.
An illustration of this generalization is provided by a case study of implementation conducted by Professor Dorothy Leonard at the Harvard Business School.