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    • In-depth data on an individual or group of people.
      • E.g. Genie's behaviour was studied and analysed in-depth over a long period of time.
        • Gained qualitative data on feelings and emptions.
    • Quantitative data can also be collected.
      • Genie involved naturalistic observations and quantitative methods = development tests.
    • Written up after event.
      • Includes background, history, symptoms of patient and detailed  description of therapeutic work.
        • Outcome is also given.
    • Researchers generally make interpretations
      • Used to establish effect of deprivation and privation on children.
    • Can often be longitudinal.

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