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THE PRESENTATION OF RESULTS—Continued.

Details,
Object of statistics to supply information,
Totals and aggregates,
Percentages and averages,
Correlated facts,
Foot-notes and head-notes,
Analyses,
Tables of contents and indexes, .
Punctuation,
“ Turned” tables,
Diagrams,
The preparation of copy,
Sharpening pencils,
Proof-reading,
Statistical “crimes,"
Rules for the preparation of copy, and proof-reading,

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WORKING AND ILLUSTRATIVE DIAGRAMS,

Illustrative diagrams,
Working diagrams,

Schedules,
Result slips,
Intermediary, or office copy,

Printer's copy, .
APPLIED STATISTICS,

The use of statistics,
Statistics of mortality, and of births and marriages,
“Movement” of the population,
Reports of legislative committees,
Statistics of labor,
Appropriations for statistical offices, .
Qualifications of a statistician,
Uses of statistics,

Newspapers,
Speakers, orators, and politicians,
Law makers,
Writers of review and magazine articles,
Authors of books,
The public demand,
The statistician's work,

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SOME SPECIAL FEATURES IN STATISTICS,

Finer details in statistics demanded,
Ages,
Illiteracy,
Place of birth,

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SOME SPECIAL FEATURES IN STATISTICS-Continued.

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Parent nativity,

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Immigration,

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Aliens,

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Physical, mental, and moral conditions,

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Insanity, :

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Idiocy,

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Homeless children and paupers,

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Children at work,

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The education of children,

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School attendance,

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Correct method of counting the pauper, criminal, and physically
defective classes,

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Statistics of mortality,

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Relative death rates,

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Boards of health,

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Birth rate among native born and foreign born mothers,

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Scientific questions solved by statistics,

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The law making power and statistics,

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Is the American stock “dying out?”

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The industrial sch dule, .

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Credit capital,

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Gross profit,

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Ratios of profit,

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Actual capital,

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Wages paid,

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Average wages are erroneous statistics,

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Classified wages,

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Actual wages for each branch of occupation, .

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The division of labor,

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Actual wages,

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The agricultural schedule,

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The wide range of statistical problems, .

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Co-ordinate effort in statistical work, between the state and federal
governments,

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The land question,

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Immigration,

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The tariff,

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Railroad transportation,

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National topics,

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Special investigations,

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The great statistical questions of the time,

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Valuable points to be added,

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Industry pictures,

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Profits and wages,
Statistics of trade,

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Currency,

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SOME SPECIAL FEATURES IN STATISTICS-Continued.

The middle-man,
Survivors of the United States wars,
Statistics a catholic science,
General statistics reach numbers,
Special statistics reach facts,

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THE TEACHING OF PRACTICAL STATISTICS,

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Necessity of teaching statistics, .

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Theoretical instruction in institutions of learning, .

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Practical instruction in statistical offices,

Practical instruction in colleges and academies,
The study of statistics in colleges,

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Educational provisions for the instruction of statisticians, 178
American and foreign statistical offices and statisticians
contrasted,

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American statisticians have the best opportunity for statistical
investigations,

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The Prussian statistical bureau,

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Statistical criticism,

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Statistical work in colleges,

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The work of the statistician,

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The science of statistics,

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The sub-divisions of the science of statistics,

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Need of instruction in practical statistics,
The professor of political economy should teach practical statistics,
How to encourage the study of statistics in colleges,
How to provide competent statisticians for census work,
General principles or points of instruction to guide the teacher of
practical statistics,

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Explanation of these principles,

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The statistical field for the past fifty years,

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Improved statistical methods should be introduced,

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Statistical errors in the past,

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Statistical practice,

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Statistics an ally and conservator of other sciences,

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