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Scientific method in psychology

Clarence W. Brown

Scientific method in psychology

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Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychology -- Methodology.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Clarence W. Brown [and] Edwin E. Ghiselli.
    SeriesMcGraw-Hill series in psychology
    ContributionsGhiselli, Edwin Ernest, 1907- joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF38 .B69
    The Physical Object
    Pagination368 p.
    Number of Pages368
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6175012M
    LC Control Number55006150


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