“1) “Small-N designs, such as systematic case studies and single case experiments, are a potentially appealing way of blending science and practice, since they enable clinicians to integrate formal research methods into their everyday work…” – definition developed for clinical psychology
Note: As applied to seed systems, surveys applied to a small number of interviewees, e.g. farmers. These small N surveys are particularly useful to blend science and practice at a low cost and short time while still understanding the complexity of individuals.”
1) Barker, C, N Pistrang, and R Elliot. 2002. Research methods in clinical psychology: an introduction for students and practitioners. Second edition. John Wiley & Sons.