Research performed in detail on a single individual, group, incident or community, as opposed to, for instance, a sample of the whole population.
Research performed in detail on a single individual, group, incident or community, as opposed to on a sample of an entire population.
Research performed in detail on a single individual, group, incident, or community, as opposed to (for example) a sample of the whole population.
An intensive analysis of an individual unit (e.g., a person, group, or event) stressing developmental factors in relation to context; also called a case report.
Examples of case study in the following topics:
- A case study is a method of obtaining in-depth information on a person, group or phenomenon to provide descriptions of specific or rare cases.
- Case studies may be prospective or retrospective; prospective studies feature criteria that are established and include additional cases that meet those criteria as they become available, while retrospective studies use criteria to select cases from historical records.
- The most common techniques used to collect data for case studies are:
- A researcher cannot draw cause and effect relationships from case studies.
- Case studies also cannot test hypotheses.
- The case method overlaps with the case study method, but the two are not identical.
- The length of a business case study can range from two or three pages to 30 pages or more.
- Harvard's most popular case studies include Lincoln Electric Co. and Google, Inc.
- The underlying concept is that such students need specific guidance to be able to analyze case studies.
- Identify how case studies can lead students to a deeper understanding of business topics
- Research studies that do not test specific relationships between variables are called descriptive studies.
- These studies are used to describe general or specific behaviors and attributes that are observed and measured.
- Often a researcher will begin with a non-experimental approach, such as a descriptive study, to gather more information about the topic before designing an experiment or correlational study to address a specific hypothesis.
- One important kind of descriptive research in psychology is the case study, which uses interviews, observation, or records to gain an in-depth understanding of a single person, group, or phenomenon.
- Although case studies cannot be generalized to the overall population (as can experimental research), nor can they provide predictive power (as can correlational research), they can provide extensive information for the development of new hypotheses for future testing and provide information about a rare or otherwise difficult-to-study event or condition.
- There are two primary types of data collection: observational studies and experiments.
- Researchers perform an observational study when they collect data in a way thatdoes not directly interfere with how the data arise.
- For instance, researchers may collect information via surveys, review medical or company records, or follow a cohort of many similar individuals to study why certain diseases might develop.
- In general, observational studies can provide evidence of a naturally occurring association between variables, but they cannot by themselves show a causal connection.
- See the case study inSection 1.1 for another example of an experiment, though that study did not employ a placebo.
- Mass spectrometry has been used to study the ratio of carbon isotopes in various plants to understand the mechanisms of photosynthesis.
- Mass spectrometry has been used to study the ratio of isotopes in various plants to understand the mechanisms of photosynthesis.
- Case studies show that millet and maize eaters can easily be distinguished from rice and wheat eaters.
- Studying the geographical distribution of dietary preferences through time can illuminate migration paths of people and dispersal paths of different agricultural crops.
- Describe the use of radioactive isotopes in the study of photosynthesis
- Case-based learning is not a new idea.
- The content of cases and the process of discussion are inseparable in case-based learning.
- In what they termed a "quasi-experiment" with 81 students, a control group and a study group, in a media management class, Hoag et al (2001) concluded that the case method improves problem-solving skills.
- Using three groups of students in a business statistics course, a control group, a group that used one case study and a group that used three case studies, Pariseau and Kezim (2007) found that the students who had used the case studies scored significantly higher on their comprehensive final examinations.
- Though measuring different outcomes, all three studies support the contention that case-based learning is more effective in high-order learning than other methods.
- Microbiology can be also classified based on taxonomy, in the cases of bacteriology, mycology, protozoology, and phycology.
- Integrative arrangement: Studies of microbes that integrate other fields of study.
- Evolutionary microbiology: The study of the evolution of microbes.
- Includes the study of microbial pathogenesis and epidemiology and is related to the study of disease pathology and immunology.
- Soil microbiology: The study of those microorganisms that are found in soil.