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Instructions for field workers

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Title:
Instructions for field workers
Physical Description:
5 p. : ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida
Publisher:
Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla.?
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Summary:
Guidance on procedures for those working in the field gathering data to be used in the guide to Florida being produced by the Federal Writers' Project.

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University of South Florida Library
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University of South Florida
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usfldc doi - W27-00122
usfldc handle - w27.122
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SFS0021826:00001


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I I .. n: '0 tnotru.ctiona t'or Field Torkera l. nunl an to dut1Ge. 2. :;.tudy e.aaignment ot' looa..l oupeniuor. (A .,:dGJtr::) J t1BJ C1S PSI\TAI ro F"LOlUDA rirnt tor looal field workor 1& prl1 inary dhoo-ver 1 unnt.ity and lualit.y of j>r1nt"d or wri';t1m r.l\tcr1nl tn h1o loonlitl on apeolfio h11Jl1o.:,ra.ph;r, pro_ilerly l.1ctC)d on oar a .,111 :1er'Ve at! a. G A t ,1" t c fu u ,.,or k. \ T h o1bl1otJraphy, or oa.rd reoord, ml.lst. be coll!plet", allol"inb .nrun" r nt.ttnor, pu'blhher, uo.t.o, tltle of an:i character oJ. ttt" r.od1t on, dato, l(')CO.l1ty troi\tod a nl.l period oJ.' til'll!l treo.tod. or ll pr1ntftd 1 of breo.test importar) o n n l oopy, oomplot.e 1 or ny aubJ ot, must he oaomp by cho lng thn of inform t1on wrlt on up. (b) r.ompl t.eneas or lB ssent1al fnotor in 1nG b1Ll1obrftuhy on your aubjoct or aubJcot It in T'rit up h('l o rd nnd t.urn it in. o;n !;to. O ff1o4" :Ul d o l h O O 'llpnr1nl.. 1\r,J flllJUinl'lt1n; .ou \!.&" no oonccrr 1 t"rl bouL but only o n nubJaot to Tt is ir.t1 o1ta.nt t.ho.t or nwnb r6 cCJ.,ho ttOOI\TI1 e1{ oorreatl)'. It 1$ 1mporto.nt that no attempt. u until oard reo-

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" Inotruot1ona for P1old worker& Pa&o 2 ord h .L'1rllt OO
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.... Instruot1ona tor Fidel uorkora Pa&e 3 the qaantltf and q11alit1 ot otber mater1nl aTailable 1n their d1atr1ota on their apeoit1o aubJoot. Thia information 9ro-perl7 lhted on oarda will seM'e as a further &uide to the workin& up of field notes and field oont1nu1t1ea. Aoouraoy of statist1oa and of faotual matter be 11nquestlonod at all times. The authont1o1ty or all vorbal or printed aouroea of information be determined. :5. Method of gath r1nc. data .L'or field notes and field oont1nu.1 tha. (a) troll observation of.' phya1oal features. (l) It ia especially neoeasary to oboerTe ob-Jeots pertaininG to topo&raphy, tlora and fauna, 111.onumental1 art1at1o, oto. a11b-Jeota. como aubJeota do not need poraonal obsctrvation. (b) By with volunteer consultants. i:'ield workero. upon the approval or t.ho1r loolll auporvhora, will nrrnng e with Tolunteer consultants to d1$-ottas their ospe.ole.l subJeot. Those interviews should be otnrted as soon aa the and observation work is oomploted. Field workers should obtain ao muoh information poaalble from volanteor should be oourteoua at all ttmou. beoauae a TOlunteer oonhultant 1a not obligated to furnish the m&torlal. (1) Cheok volLtnteer 1nfor.11ntion for aoouraof b;y reo-

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Inatruotiona i'or fl'hld f'll I J orda. Other aouroas. (2) \Vht!tn v ltable 11\forx.ft.tlon h supplied b)T teer a moQ orandum should be made, name and addreaa of auoh for (o) By doou ntary reeearoh and After 1nforwftt1on Toluntoer ooneultanta hae been and ohoked, the field worker then 1a ready to prooeed with hie aubJ ot by reT1 winG the booke llated in the bibliography on hia aubJeot. Th& field worker o 1\ould review enry book. perta1n1nt:, to Ilia but list in hi field oop y only 5uoh attor as he consider important to his aubjeot.. Porsona 11u1e,ned to topo&raphy, transportation d 1m1lar aubjecta should keep in Qind, while eng od in data, that on thn1r will be ua d later 1n writing the t.our 1let 1la o! their retpoct1To ott)' or 4. rranaoribo field notes into fielu oont!nuit1ea. After the have been oomplet d thft field worker obould then coordinate fleld notes trom phyaioal obserT tiona, oonsultAnta and printed matter into a oomplet8 field down eTerythinG of 1mportanoe to subject. oo not be oonoerned about atyle. rour looal editor wlll reTiae your oopy. l<"ield oontinuitles must be tranuorlb d in lupl1oate.

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r: .. .. f ror Field aorkers (a) One copy thould bo filed ln looal oftioe. possibly for uee later in publ1oat1on or a looal outdo. (b) Carbon oopy ehould go to editor of the looal off1oe for reYislon and oondeneation. Field workera ahould produoe 1600 to eooo words weekly in narrathe field oontinuity torm. Field oontinuitiea ehould be turned in to looal editora as portiona or the work are t1n1ahod. oo not wait until you ha.Ye obtained oomplete data on your aubjeot. bibliography on eaoh aubjeat ahould be made 1n dup11oate. {a) one oopy ahould be attaohed to oontinuity tile for ble publ1oat1on or looal ou1de. .. (b) S oond oopy ahould be aent to state otfioe. Vlhon in dollbt e-.& to prop r prooet!ure oon sult your looll.l. supfl"isor.