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General Methods: Laboratory Experimentation

by G. T. Buswell 1938

As used in education, the laboratory method is similar in general characteristics to laboratory methods in other sciences. Its success often depends upon the degree to which nonessential concomitant factors can be eliminated and an artificial situation set up in which the phenomena under investigation may be thoroughly analyzed. The commonly heard criticism that laboratory situations are artificial betrays a complete misunderstanding of the very nature of laboratory methods. The laboratory is intentionally and purposely artificial, but artificial only in respect to the nonessential in a situation.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 37, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 39 Number 10, 1938, p. 307-318
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20790, Date Accessed: 7/16/2018 4:28:26 PM

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  • G. T. Buswell
    University of Chicago
    G. T. BUSWELL is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Chicago.
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