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The Case study method. Ambar Morales Alberto Orellana. Case study method. Case studies are in-depth investigations of a single person, group, event or community. Typically data are gathered from a variety of sources and by using several different methods (e.g. observations & interviews).

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The case study method

The Case studymethod

Ambar Morales

Alberto Orellana


Case study method
Case studymethod

Case studies are in-depth investigations of a single person, group, event or community.

Typically data are gathered from a variety of sources and by using several different methods (e.g. observations & interviews).


  • The case study is not itself a research method, but researchers select methods of data collection and analysis that will generate material suitable for case studies such as qualitative techniques (semi-structured interviews, participant observation, diaries), personal notes (e.g. letters, photographs, notes) or official document (e.g. case notes, clinical notes, appraisal reports).



  • Freud's most famous case studies include Little Hans (1909a) and The Rat Man (1909b). Even today case histories are one of the main methods of investigation in abnormal psychology and psychiatry. For students of these disciplines they can give a vivid insight into what those who suffer from mental illness often have to endure.


Strenghts of case studies
Strenghts and The Rat Man (1909b). Even today case histories are one of the main methods of investigation in abnormal psychology and psychiatry. For students of these disciplines they can give a vivid insight into what those who suffer from mental illness often have to endure. of Case studies

• Provides detailed (rich qualitative) information

• Provides insight for further research

• Permitting investigation of otherwise impractical (or unethical) situations


Limitations of case studies
Limitations and The Rat Man (1909b). Even today case histories are one of the main methods of investigation in abnormal psychology and psychiatry. For students of these disciplines they can give a vivid insight into what those who suffer from mental illness often have to endure. of Case Studies

• Can’t generalize the results to the wider population

• Researchers own subjective feeling may influence the case study (researcher bias)

• Difficult to replicate

• Time consuming


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