N=1: experimental studies of single cases
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N=1: experimental studies of single cases an enduring problem in psychology. by Park Olof Davidson

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Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. in New York .
Written in English


  • Psychology -- Research.,
  • Single subject research.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

StatementEdited by P.O. Davidson and C.G. Costello.
SeriesVan Nostrand insight series, 47E, An Insight book.
ContributionsCostello, Charles G., 1929- joint comp.
LC ClassificationsRC465 .D38 1969
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 232 p.
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4406849M
LC Control Number79009999

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