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Lazarsfeld, Paul F., 1901-1976

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Personal name headingLazarsfeld, Paul F., 1901-1976
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Variant(s)Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix
Associated countryAustria
United States
Birth date19010213
Death date19760830
Place of birthVienna, Austria
AffiliationUniversity of Newark
Columbia University
Columbia University. Bureau of Applied Social Research
American Sociological Association
Profession or occupationSociologist
Found inStatistisches praktikum für psychologen und lehrer, 1929: title page (Dr. Paul F. Lazarsfeld)
An introduction to applied sociology, 1975: title page (Paul F. Lazarsfeld)
The varied sociology of Paul F. Lazarsfeld, 1982: CIP (Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix) page 1 (as a sociologist, Lazarsfeld was responsible for: the transformation of opinion polling into survey research; the initiation of survey panel methods; the initiation of systematic audience, mass communications, and market research; the initiation of survey methods in the study of political activity; the development of modern mathematical sociology; and the invention of university-based organizations for large-scale applied social research)
American Sociological Association, via WWW, September 6, 2012 (Paul Felix Lazarsfeld; Paul F. Lazarsfeld was born in Vienna, Austria on February 13, 1901, the son of Robert Lazarsfeld, a lawyer, and Sofie Munk, a psychotherapist; he earned a doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of Vienna in 1925; Lazarsfeld's true interests soon became the development of social research methodology and the establishment of institutes for training and research in the social sciences; in 1933 Lazarsfeld moved to the United States for a Rockefeller Fellowship; at the University of Newark he established a small social research center; when his project was moved to Columbia University in 1940, Lazarsfeld went with it, remaining at Columbia until his retirement in 1969; Lazarsfeld was elected to serve as the 52nd President of the American Sociological Association; he died August 30, 1976)
Wikipedia, via WWW, September 6, 2012 (Paul Lazarsfeld; Paul Felix Lazarsfeld (February 13, 1901-August 30, 1976) was one of the major figures in 20th-century American sociology; the founder of Columbia University's Bureau of Applied Social Research, he exerted a tremendous influence over the techniques and the organization of social research)