The Family (1906)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 354 pages
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: ably that of the station. Families living in the same house, or near-by houses, may be in charge of the same collector. This arrangement economises the time of the student, it seems more natural to the depositors, and it gives the student opportunities to learn of the relations of neighbours to neighbours. A note-book is to be provided for each family, and the facts observed at each visit are to be promptly and carefully recorded by the student. No attempt at classification is to be made in keeping the note-books The student should be told to record whatever she considers a social fact or a fact which bears in some way or other upon the social life of the family. A mass of heterogeneous material will doubtless result. After the first two or three visits, the instructor is to start the student at work on the tabular classification of such facts as are called for by the series of schedules given on pages 16-19. The instructor may put a model schedule on .the blackboard or prepare one for each student. In the latter case, the student should, herself, prepare the schedules needed for the second or third family. The average student is curiously unskilful in preparing tabular forms. The material used should be a rather stiff cardboard, which may or may not be red-ruled in advance. In the latter case, the ruling should be horizontal only, allowing for varying proportions for the subdivisions. The recording should never be crowded; more space may be obtained by adding together, by means of glued paper, two or more blanks for one subject . The records of each family should be kept separate in a large manila-paper envelope labelled with the name of the family. It will be well to give theschedules out one at a time as the corresponding topics are discussed in the lecture-room. It is...
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