ERIC Number: EJ380075
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Serendipity and Scientific Discovery.
Rosenman, Martin F.
Journal of Creative Behavior, v22 n2 p132-38 1988
The discovery of penicillin is cited in a discussion of the role of serendipity as it relates to scientific discovery. The importance of sagacity as a personality trait is noted. Successful researchers have questioning minds, are willing to view data from several perspectives, and recognize and appreciate the unexpected. (JW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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