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.

The Explorer

If social scientists have tended to overlook exploration as process and methodological approach, they have established an even worse record of avoidance when it comes to considering the explorers themselves, people for whom discovery is a pervasive personal orientation, an occupation, or, as this chapter ...

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