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ERIC Number: EJ917270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0161-1461
Science Is an Attitude: A Response to Kamhi
Apel, Kenn
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v42 n1 p65-68 Jan 2011
Purpose: I provide alternative views to Kamhi's (2011) assertion that clinical practice cannot be scientific. I also discuss how the field of communication sciences and disorders might encourage scientific thinking about clinical practices in researchers and clinicians. Method: Kamhi's three main points for why clinical practice cannot be scientific are discussed, and alternate perspectives are offered. Results: Clinicians and clinical practice can be scientific and can contribute to changes in scientific orthodoxy. Conclusion: Science is an attitude that needs to be instilled in future researchers and clinicians during their educational programs. Model clinical scientists should be used as role models when educating these individuals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A