By Miriam Schapiro Grosof

ISBN-10: 0123041805

ISBN-13: 9780123041807

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5 Do not bet that this will happen to you, but if it does, be prepared to take advantage of your good fortune. How then do you recognize a well-stated research question? How do you pose such a question? There is no single prescription that will meet the requirements of every area of knowledge open to scientific investigation, but there are some conditions to be met by questions amenable to systematic inquiry. They include these: 1. The element of genuine curiosity should be present as motivation for the researcher.

Such a person, for whatever reason, is inaccessible or delays beyond acceptable limits. If you sense that this is your situation, seriously consider a change of advisor (no simple matter), even if it entails a change of topic, for you will make no progress otherwise. CAPABILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF THE RESEARCHER You need self-awareness in order to make an intelligent choice of research project. Each scientist undertakes research, in part, in order to experience the honor and status which reward such activity.

1952). " A study of differing reactions to pain in a hospital setting, by Jewish, Irish, Italian, and "Old American" patients. Theoretical framework: illness behavior is a culturally and socially learned response in primitive societies and in American life. Proposed explanation of differences was in terms of maternal protectiveness attitudes. Earlier studies focused on social-class status of the patients. Later studies attempted to test hypotheses that differences are attributable to income level, to extent of religious involvement, and to other variables.

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