Research Methods: Case Studies

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Case Studies

A case study is essentially the gathering of detailed information about an individual or group of people. The fact that it focuses on the single case makes it a prime example of research that is idiographic in nature. Typically a case study involved the production of a case history. The records relevant details about the individual such as employment history, family relationships, medical history and socioeconomic status. A case study can be longitudinal or retrospective. Additional information may also be gathered using a range of other research methods including interviews, surveys and observations. Case studies are by their nature very individualistic. However you will find that most share the following

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