Guided by the precept that to understand any phenomenon well, it is necessary to start by looking at it in broad, nonspecialized terms, Robert A Stebbins takes the reader through the process of exploratory research in an easy-to-read style providing the student or researcher with a complete reference for carrying out this type of research.

What Is Exploration?

It was observed in the Introduction that adventuresome folk explore in art, space (air, land, water), science, and everyday life. Notwithstanding this vast domain where exploration sometimes or frequently occurs, its recognition as an important procedure and personal orientation is generally missing in the modern ...

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