a study of an individual unit, as a person, family, or social group, usually emphasizing developmental issues and relationships with the environment, especially in order to compare a larger group to the individual unit.
the act or an instance of analysing one or more particular cases or case histories with a view to making generalizations
case study n.
A detailed analysis of a person or group, especially as a model of medical, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.
An exemplary or cautionary model; an instructive example.
- Case-study method
Also called case-study method [keys-stuhd-ee] /ˈkeɪsˈstʌd i/ (Show IPA). the teaching or elucidation of a subject or issue through analysis and discussion of actual cases, as in business education. case system.
a method of teaching or studying law that focuses on analysis and discussion of cases.
- Case the joint
verb to look over an establishment, usually with the intention to rob Usage Note slang verb phrase To look at how to break into a place, mainly to find something to steal; also, to check out a location: I thought the real estate agent brought people who were casing the joint/ cased the joint for […]
- Case tools
case tools Software tools to help in the application of CASE methods to a software project.