The Limits of Science in Communication Disorders Science is a powerful tool when it addresses the kinds of questions it was designed to answer, but there are also important questions in communication disorders that fall outside the limits of science. Three such areas are discussed: Questions concerning social and personal values, questions that call for logical rather ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 1987
The Limits of Science in Communication Disorders
 
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Article   |   November 01, 1987
The Limits of Science in Communication Disorders
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1987, Vol. 52, 306-312. doi:10.1044/jshd.5204.306
History: Received November 20, 1986 , Accepted January 26, 1987
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1987, Vol. 52, 306-312. doi:10.1044/jshd.5204.306
History: Received November 20, 1986; Accepted January 26, 1987

Science is a powerful tool when it addresses the kinds of questions it was designed to answer, but there are also important questions in communication disorders that fall outside the limits of science. Three such areas are discussed: Questions concerning social and personal values, questions that call for logical rather than scientific endeavors, and questions that should not be posed because we already know the answers and would not be influenced by contrary findings.

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