Definition of Case Study

  • A case study is a research methodology that has commonly used in social sciences.
  • A case study is a research strategy and an empirical inquiry that investigates a phenomenon within its real-life context.
  • Case studies are based on an in-depth investigation of a single individual, group or event to explore the causes of underlying principles.
  • A case study is a descriptive and exploratory analysis of a person, group or event.
  • A case study reserach can be single or multiple case studies, includes quantitative evidence, relies on multiple sources of evidence and benefits from the prior development of theoritical propositions.
  • Case studies are analysis of persons, groups, events, decisions, periods, policies, institutions or other systems that are studied holistically by one or more methods.