Case study research

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Case study research In  case study research , an investigator studies an individual or small group of individuals with an  unusual condition or situation. Case studies are typically clinical in scope. The investigator (often a  clinical sociologist) sometimes uses self-report measures to acquire quantifiable data on the subject.  A comprehensive case study, including a long-term follow-up, can last months or years.  On the positive side, case studies obtain useful information about individuals and small groups. On  the negative side, they tend to apply only to individuals with similar characteristics rather than to the  general population. The high likelihood of the investigator's biases affecting subjects' responses  limits the generalizability of this method. Survey research Survey research  involves interviewing or administering  questionnaires , or written surveys, to large 
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