A case study is …
an empirical method aimed at investigating contemporaryphenomena in their context.
a detailed investigation of a
single individual or
group (a community, an institution, an individual, an activity or an
event) to provide an in-depth understanding of the case(s).
a study of a particular case or set of cases which may rely on
quantitative or qualitative data (or both) but usually involves some
field-based data and aims to describes or explains the events of thecase(s).
a research strategy that aims to understand social phenomena
within a single or small number of naturally occurring settings. The
purpose may be to provide description through a detailed example
or to generate or test particular theories.
an investigation strives to portray
to be in aparticular situation, to catch the close up reality and
lived experiences of, thoughts about
and feelings for a situation.