case study

noun

Definition of case study

1 : an intensive analysis of an individual unit (such as a person or community) stressing developmental factors in relation to environment

Examples of case study in a Sentence

a case study of prisoners The company's recent history is a case study in bad management.
Recent Examples on the Web Smith offered herself, a single working mother, as a case study. BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2022 Our case study suggests that team meetings are becoming inefficient, with performance standards all over the map. Anne Jacoby, Forbes, 17 May 2022 The mummified sacred ibis would be her case study, Barsody decided. Maxime Tamsett, CNN, 1 May 2022 Baltimore is its case study, but as one of the show’s preachy monologues makes clear, a Jenkins could happen anywhere. Washington Post, 24 Apr. 2022 With this insight, Stolzenberg and Myers put their extremely detailed, quasi-ethnographic case study in the service of a broad theoretical end. Gideon Lewis-kraus, The New Yorker, 23 Feb. 2022 Consider his case study of tiny Barbados (21 miles long, 19 miles wide), the sugar-island par excellence. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 28 Jan. 2022 The Game Over Commission to Protect Youth Athletes is releasing its case study just days before the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, where Team USA will have more than 200 athletes competing on the world stage. Tim Evans, The Indianapolis Star, 28 Jan. 2022 An anime convention held in New York City last month may inadvertently offer the US its first case study on the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 7 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of case study

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Case study.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/case%20study. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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