A detailed psychological, medical, psychiatric, or sociological analysis of a person or group; serves as an educational, explanatory model.
Example: During a unit on substance abuse for her Psychology 101 course, the professor assigns her students a reading in which a drug-addicted teenager describes his life.
Grinnell, R. (2008). Case Study. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 22, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/2008/case-study/