CASE STUDY

n. an in-depth assessment and investigation conducted on a target individual, family unit, or social group. It requires a researcher to collect multiple types of data that would prove to be useful in creating a complete biographical, psychological, physiological, and environmental background on the case.

CASE STUDY: "The goal of a case study is to examine a subject's background, evaluate relationships, and understand thought processes and behaviors."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CASE STUDY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/case-study/ (accessed September 22, 2017).
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