case study method

noun

Definition of case study method

: a method of research used especially in sociology by which accumulated case histories are analyzed with a view toward formulating general principles

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“Case study method.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/case%20study%20method. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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