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a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure

a detailed analysis of a person or group from a social or psychological or medical point of view

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Qualitative case study research has been used in nursing to explore a wide variety of phenomena, such as 3 months in the symptom life of an adolescent with cancer (Docherty, Sandelowski, & Prosser, 2006), a medical-surgical nurse's perception of caring for a person with severe mental illness (Zoinierek & Clingerman, 2012), and the experience of a male victim of intimate partner violence (Nayback-Beebe & Yoder, 2012).
It draws on a new book, Innovative Case Study Research in Business and Management (Gummesson, 2015), and presents my efforts to upgrade case study research to case theory and explain why I see it as a powerful and undervalued methodology.
By accumulating the unique contributions provided by case-oriented studies, our approach bridges the gap between qualitative research and the available case study research to a wider audience.
Using Yin's (1994) guidelines, the following sections seek to meet these criteria for appropriate case study research.
Papers presented included basic, applied, and case study research in the field of maritime and aviation policy and management, as well as proposals for panel discussions.
Yin (2009) suggests that 'how' and 'why' questions are suitable for case study research.
Anomie and Violence will not supplant the focused case study research of area specialists, like Chris Wilson on the conflict in North Maluku [Ethno-Religious Violence in Indonesia: From Soil to God (Abingdon: Routledge, 2008)], but what the authors have achieved is to cover ground well worn by other scholars and with an empirical and analytical comprehensiveness incorporated into a comparative framework that allows for juxtaposition between cases.
Her topics include the conceptual model and case study research approach, case description of the water shortage study, and studying the effects of the temporal boundary setting.
Case study research means single and multiple case studies, can include quantitative evidence, relies on multiple sources of evidence and benefits from the prior development of theoretical propositions.
Michelle Honey discusses the use of case study research design and Veronique Gibbons, Sandra Rice and Ross Lawrenson look at barriers to insulin initiation in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Hopkins' detailed case study research has demonstrated repeatedly that values, attitudes and assumption are pertinent for OHS.
Case study research is one method that excels at bringing us to an understanding of a complex issue and can add strength to what is already known through previous research.
The Arto of Case Study Research, Thousand Oaks Sage, London