Fiscal Aspects of Public Education: III. Basis and Method Investigation
by Edward C. Elliott - 1905
III. BASIS AND METHOD OP INVESTIGATION At the commencement of this study, the two factors of most importance to be determined were the basis upon which, and the method by which, the investigation was to be conducted. The first would define the scope and variety of the data subjected to analysis, a matter of no small significance in this particular case. Through the latter, it was desired to get beyond the unsatisfactory and limited conclusions attached to current observations of the financial aspect of municipal school administration. Financial Statistics of Cities. As the initial aim was to obtain a view of public education in cities through the perspective of their total fiscal activity, the first requisite was to obtain the statistical data reflecting this activity. This was thought to be contained in the ordinary official municipal reports.
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