What Is a Case Study?

A case study is an in-depth study of 1 person, group, or event. during a case study, nearly every aspect of the subject’s life and history is analyzed to hunt patterns and causes of behavior. Case studies are often utilized in a spread of fields including psychology, medicine, education, anthropology, politics, and welfare work.

The hope is that learning gained from studying one case is often generalized to several others. Unfortunately, case studies tend to be highly subjective and it’s sometimes difficult to generalize results to a bigger population.

While case studies specialize in one individual or group, they follow a format that’s almost like other sorts of psychology writing. If you’re writing a case study, it’s important to follow the principles of APA format.