an in depth analysis of an individual or team, specially as a model of health, psychiatric, psychological, or social phenomena.
A detailed intensive study of a unit, particularly a corporation or a corporate unit, that stresses aspects causing its success or failure.
An exemplary or cautionary design; an instructive instance: "Before they lost their autonomy, [the two organizations] had been situation studies in unsuccessful long-term planning” ( T. Boone Pickens, Jr.)
Research performed at length in one individual, group, incident or community, rather than, for instance, an example of the entire populace.
reveal evaluation of one or team from a social or emotional or health standpoint
a careful research of some social device (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that tries to determine what aspects generated its success or failure