case study



Documented study of a specific real-life situation or imagined scenario, used as a training tool in business schools and firms. Students or trainees are required to analyze the prescribed cases and present their interpretations or solutions, supported by the line of reasoning employed and assumptions made.

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  • The scientist concluded that there was a significant risk of cancer after exposure to asbestos after he conducted a thorough case study.

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  • The new lawyers hired at the law firm were expected to review a case study similar to the case they were assigned to learn how more experienced attorneys had handled like situations.

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  • We have decided to accept the new product into our inventory after carefully considering the case study the company presented as evidence.

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