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The Organization of Social Research

Nature volume 140, pages 521523 (25 September 1937) | Download Citation



EVERY year the social services of Great Britain tend to attract increased attention and generally to demand increased expenditure of public money. This may be all to the good ; but from time to time it is desirable to attempt to survey the situation and to consider whether in practice these services are being adequately directed by controlled and informed social research. In a field of this kind, where the boundaries are extremely wide and the claims in every direction are most insistent, constant and wise research is particularly necessary if undue waste is to be avoided and if merely sectional interests are to be held in reasonable control.

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