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Notes on the methodology of scientific research by Walter B. Weimer

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Published by L. Erlbaum Associates, distributed by the Halsted Press Division of Wiley in Hillsdale, N.J, New York .
Written in English


  • Research -- Methodology,
  • Science -- Philosophy,
  • Knowledge, Theory of

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StatementWalter B. Weimer.
LC ClassificationsQ180.55.M4 W44
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 257 p. ;
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4737973M
ISBN 100470266503
LC Control Number78031093

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