The Conception, Birth, and Childhood of a Behavioral Research The New York Longitudinal Study

  • Stella Chess

Abstract

On the Olympus of any science, the researcher stands at the pinnacle and the clinician at its base. From this lofty vantage point the researcher engages in “investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws [Webster’s, p. 730].” Indeed, when I began my career as a clinician, this definition, together with reports in the literature, led me to assume that all researchers started their investigations with elegant, unbiased designs, carried them through with single-mindedness of purpose, and finished with clear, unequivocal, meaningful results.

Keywords

Assure Arena Crest Lost Rubella 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stella Chess
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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