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Hi, this is regarding the above comment. I sent an email to the addy at the bottom of the site titled “Editing a post / hyperlinks” right after posting it, days before any replies were made, yet didn’t receive a response.

After posting I got a notice that included this yet I received no email: “If the administrator has configured this forum to support email notifications you will receive an email when your post is either approved or denied.” I also didn’t get an email after AlpheccaStars’ 2nd reply even though a notice appeared at the top of the site under the bell icon as expected.

I reloaded the page about 7 times over the course of an hour after submitting it and it still wasn’t approved yet, so when I checked back several hours later it had posted but there was no Edit option. The temporary Edit button is useless if you don’t know when the timer starts (which would require an email notice if they don’t post right away).

All of those links in the comment are valid, they were working when I submitted it, yet they still aren’t active and clickable, even the URL. Since I now see that the edit option exists for only 20 min after the post is made public, perhaps the easiest way to resolve this is for you to copy/paste the comment below over the original post to replace it and manually activate the links.

Since this is a decade after your question, you won’t be using it for your article, but here are the 3 terms explained:

“Case example” and “case study” are both certainly legitimate and widely used terms which is why they turn up so many search results. However, when to apply them should be based on their definitions, not grammar, as all 3 are grammatically correct in stand-alone form.


– Case study: This is a formal research study used for science, medicine, and other fields. See here for extensive definitions:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_study

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3141799/

“A case study is a research approach that is used to generate an in-depth, multi-faceted understanding of a complex issue in its real-life context. It is an established research design that is used extensively in a wide variety of disciplines, particularly in the social sciences.”


– Case example: This is not an actual study, but rather an instance of a relatively complex situation that has been analyzed and reported, often using data, and would require a bit of reading to learn and understand. It’s frequently used in law, as in legal case example, and also business, medicine, science, education, and politics, usually in attempting to seek solutions to documented problems. It could reference a study but isn’t the study itself. For ex:

Illustrative Case Examples - English Learner Roadmap (CA Dept of Education)

Case Example | The Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Case Examples - American Psychological Association


– Example: The most simplistic of the 3 which is used for everyday items, methods, concepts, etc.: For example, 3 common tools found in toolboxes: hammer, wrench, pliers, or 3 different methods of transportation to get from point A to B: car, plane, train.


In order to be technically accurate, I would have used “example” in the instance you listed for civil engineering.

Note that I checked my first post above right after it appeared on the site (I kept refreshing every few min which is an archaic way of doing this) and the edit button was nowhere to be seen in the drop-down menu. This makes it very difficult for users to make corrections before replies are posted.

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Since this is a decade after your question, you won’t be using it for your article, but here are the 3 terms explained:

“Case example” and “case study” are both certainly legitimate and widely used terms which is why they turn up so many search results. However, when to apply them should be based on their definitions, not grammar, as all 3 are grammatically correct in stand-alone form.


– Case study: This is a formal research study used for science, medicine, and other fields. See here for extensive definitions:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Case_study

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3141799/

“A case study is a research approach that is used to generate an in-depth, multi-faceted understanding of a complex issue in its real-life context. It is an established research design that is used extensively in a wide variety of disciplines, particularly in the social sciences.”


– Case example: This is not an actual study, but rather an instance of a relatively complex situation that has been analyzed and reported, often using data, and would require a bit of reading to learn and understand. It’s frequently used in law, as in legal case example, and also business, medicine, science, education, and politics, usually in attempting to seek solutions to documented problems. It could reference a study but isn’t the study itself. For ex:

Illustrative Case Examples - English Learner Roadmap (CA Dept of Education) []

Case Example | The Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health []

Case Examples - American Psychological Association [https://www.apa.org/depression-guideline/case-examples]


– Example: The most simplistic of the 3 which is used for everyday items, methods, concepts, etc.: For example, 3 common tools found in toolboxes: hammer, wrench, pliers, or 3 different methods of transportation to get from point A to B: car, plane, train.


In order to be technically accurate, I would have used “example” in the instance you listed for civil engineering.