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Sociological Papers, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint) Excerpt from Sociological Papers, Vol The present volume comprises The papers read before the sociological Society, and the discussions thereon, during its second Session October to June, For the compilation of the present volume, as of the previous one, the Society has been fortunate enough to secure the co operation of many eminent authorities, both at home and abroad, and these, over, representative of many points of view The international Character of the previous volume is thus main tained a point which while valuable in all the sciences is vital in sociology The complexity of sociological problems, however, derives not only from national and social differences, but also from methodological differences, and those inherent in the Character of the scientific data themselves The approaches to sociology being so numerous and varied, it follows that their co ordination and synthesis are only to be achieved by adequate recognition of each The work of the Sociological Society, in its early stages, may be regarded as affording means for the concrete illustration of these various approaches by investigators and thinkers of known competenceAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works

About the Author: Francis Galton

Sir Francis Galton, FRS was an English Victorian polymath anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician He was knighted in 1909.Galton produced over 340 papers and books He also created the statistical concept of correlation and widely promoted regression toward the mean He was the first to apply statistical methods to the study of human differences and inheritance of intelligence, and introduced the use of questionnaires and surveys for collecting data on human communities, which he needed for genealogical and biographical works and for his anthropometric studies.He was a pioneer in eugenics, coining the term itself and the phrase nature versus nurture His book Hereditary Genius 1869 was the first social scientific attempt to study genius and greatness.As an investigator of the human mind, he founded psychometrics the science of measuring mental faculties and differential psychology and the lexical hypothesis of personality He devised a method for classifying fingerprints that proved useful in forensic science He also conducted research on the power of prayer, concluding it had none by its null effects on the longevity of those prayed for.As the initiator of scientific meteorology, he devised the first weather map, proposed a theory of anticyclones, and was the first to establish a complete record of short term climatic phenomena on a European scale He also invented the Galton Whistle for testing differential hearing ability.He was cousin of Douglas Strutt Galton and half cousin of Charles Darwin.

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