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‘This book provides a fresh and stimulating approach to causal analysis in the social sciences. International experts provide not just the philosophical arguments for a case-based approach to research but also detailed chapters on: ‘why-to’, ‘when-to’ and ‘how-to’. Traditional distinctions between qualitative and quantitative are rejected in favour of a case-based approach which is applicable across the social sciences and beyond’ - Professor Angela Dale, The University of Manchester

26. The Case in Medicine
26. The case in medicine
FrancesGriffiths

The case in medicine has meaning that varies in sometimes quite subtle ways. This can depend on the perspective of the person defining the case, on the current state of knowledge, on the time and place the definition is made and on the reasons for defining the case. This chapter will examine the case in medicine ...

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