case study


: 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 This gentle family comedy about a football-playing dog who helps a junior high team reach the championships is a case study in wish fulfillment. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, 9 Sep. 2023 Clinical vignettes are patient case studies that are used to help train health care professionals critical thinking and decision making skills while caring for patients. IEEE Spectrum, 7 Sep. 2023 Her project will provide analytical research and case studies mapping a quickly transforming documentary film industry. Addie Morfoot, Variety, 5 Sep. 2023 Popular sentiment has a role in the political life of all nations, but the Jewish state, born after two millennia of persecution and yearning, offers a particularly strong case study in how emotion can affect politics—underlying everything from ideology to the drawing of lines on a map. Robert Zaretsky, The Atlantic, 31 Aug. 2023 The problem is that apart from a few clinical reports and case studies, no one is tracking it. Aryn Baker, Time, 9 Aug. 2023 In one case study offered by Reed, an Egyptian limestone sculptor’s model was for sale in 2014 with a scant provenance lacking both an exhibition history and a bibliography. Julie Belcove, Robb Report, 5 Aug. 2023 Accordingly, marketing firms are a perfect fit for evaluating AI case studies related to marketing operations and initiatives. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 2 Sep. 2023 In this portfolio, The Times presents three case studies — a residence, a construction method and a park — that provide a window into how designers are (and have been) preparing for climate change. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of case study was in 1914

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“Case study.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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