Type of psychology: Psychological methodologies Fields of study: Descriptive methodologies; experimental methodologies; methodological issues
Psychologists use survey research techniques, including questionnaires and interviews, to evaluate attitudes about social or personal issues and to find out about people's behaviors directly from those people. Questionnaires are self-administered and in written form. In interviews, the psychologist asks questions of the respondent. There are strengths and limitations of both of these data collection methods.
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This book discusses the futility of curing stammering by common means. It traces various attempts at curing stammering in the past and how wasteful these attempt were, until he discovered a simple program to cure it. The book presents the life of Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue and his struggles with the handicap. Bogue devotes a great deal of text to explain the handicap of stammering, its effects on the body and psychology of the sufferer, and its cure.