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The Federal Statistical System
American Journal of Sociology
Vol. 56, No. 5 (Mar., 1951), pp. 468-475
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2772807
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The federal statistical system is big, diverse, decentralized, co-ordinated, professionally well-staffed, and, in certain areas, in need of improvement. The major functions of federal statistical research may be classified as diagnosis, prognosis, differential diagnosis, evaluation.
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