Things don't always work the way they were intended to work. Sometimes those failures are almost imperceptible as they build incrementally, and other times, they happen in a terrible, overwhelming instant. These catastrophes are reminders that "engineering is a human activity," Gross told Live Science. And so, when calamity strikes, people often ask three questions: "What went wrong? Who's to blame? What could have been done differently?
Types Of Case Study And Its Features
Phineas Gage's Astonishing Brain Injury
This volume collects reflections on the role of philosophy in case studies in the history of science. Case studies have played a prominent role in recent history and philosophy of science. They have been used to illustrate, question, explore, or explicate philosophical points of view. Even if not explicitly so, historical narratives are always guided by philosophical background assumptions. But what happens if different philosophies lead to different narratives of the same historical episodes? Can historical case studies decide between competing philosophical viewpoints?
Comparative Historical Analysis and Case Study Methods
There are several different types of case studies, as well as several types of subjects of case studies. We will investigate each type in this article. It is also possible for types of case studies to overlap each other. Each of the following types of cases can be used in any field or discipline. Whether it is psychology, business or the arts, the type of case study can apply to any field.
By Dr. Saul McLeod , updated Case studies are in-depth investigations of a single person, group, event or community.