chapter  2
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SELECTION OF THE SAMPLES

I.INTRODUCTIONI ntheintroductorypartofthisworkwewereselectingpromi-nentpersonalitytraitswhichcouldbestudiedscientifically,and environmentalconditionswhichcouldbeheldresponsiblefor

mouldingthepersonalitystructureofalargenumberofpeople. Herewemuststartwithanewselection:wehavetofindthe

peoplewhomweintendtoexamine,evolveamethodwhichwill allowustoproceedwiththisexamination,andproducesomevalid resultsjustifying,atleasttosomeextent,theambitiousprogramme undertaken.Theselectionofthesample(i.e.ofthegroupor groupsofpeopletobeexaminedpsychologically),isthusthenext topictobedealtwith.