Deviant-Case Analysis: Control Group

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Deviant- case analysis is one way to obtain a control group in case- study research. In deviant-case analysis (see chapter 3), we take an individual as similar as possible to our case except for a crucial missing treatment (a drunkard for a father, a disabling illness, and so forth) and determine how the individual are different from each other. The similar individual is a nonequivalent control, not a true control. Reconsider the case of P.
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