Abstract: Case studies allow for in-depth, data-rich explorations of a single participant in their real-life settings. The value of the case study was once well recognised in health and medical research but was supplanted by research higher in the hierarchy of best evidence. However, case studies are still written, so what is a case study, why would one go to the effort of writing one, and what is worth reporting? This paper aims to provide insights into why anyone would still write a case study, what they are useful for, and what makes a good case study.
Author keywords: Case report - Study - In-depth study - Writing - Research report
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