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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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A summative analysis of all interview comments received from counselors and parents revealed that increased independence (self-reliance) was the predominant growth outcome for the case-study campers (see page 23).
Case-study interviews from the NICP are being based on NCEP case-study findings.
Based on these findings, the researchers selected the same four areas of development to highlight recent case-study findings from the NICP study.
Part of what I'm trying to do is to teach them about institutions and how they actually work," says Fritz Mayer, a former case-study instructor at Harvard who now teaches public policy at Duke.
As part of his case-study presentation, "The Impact of Storage Network Management Techniques in a Database Development Program," Friedman will outline his company's recent activities, a roadmap of what lies ahead for storage, such as developments in data protection, disaster recovery, consolidation and efficiency in management of storage networking, resulting in substantial cost savings and other specific outcomes of using the Cloverleaf system.