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Case Studies

OUTLINE

  • Detailed study of a single individual, institution or event

Strengths

  • Provide a rich form of human experience
  • Complex interaction of many factors can be studied
  • Can be used to investigate instances of human behaviour and experiences that are rare

Weaknesses

  • Difficult to generalise
  • Evidence may be unreliable
  • Important ethical issues, such as confidentiality
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