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Developmental Theory in Transition

by Urie Bronfenbrenner - 1963

The body of theory which actually guides scientific work includes much more than these. Explicit definitions and hypotheses are but the small portion of the iceberg visible above the water; beneath is a mass of often unrecognized assumptions, constructs, and modes of thought which reflect the prevailing scientific ethos about the kinds of research questions that should be asked, how problems are to be formulated, and what strategies are best employed in pursuit of an answer.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 62, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 9, 1963, p. 517-542
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19833, Date Accessed: 11/22/2019 7:11:20 AM

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  • Urie Bronfenbrenner
    Cornell University
    URIE BRONFENBRENNER is a professor of psychology at Cornell University.
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