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The Bureau of Applied Social Research, headed by sociologist Paul Lazarsfeld, was established in 1944 and helped make Columbia a pioneering institution in the social sciences. Through empirical research, ideas regarding the functioning of individuals and groups were developed and tested. Many ground-breaking studies were conducted by Lazarsfeld and his colleagues, among the most important of which was the impact of radio and television on the American public. Through such work, the Bureau become the "birthplace" of mass communication research. Many survey techniques were developed at the Bureau, such as the focused interview and panel interviewing methods. The Bureau was eventually succeeded by the Center for the Social Sciences in 1976.

From the description of Bureau of Applied Social Research records, 1944-1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 609579494

BIOGHIST REQUIRED The Bureau of Applied Social Research, headed by sociologist Paul Lazarsfeld, was established in 1944 and helped make Columbia a pioneering institution in the social sciences. Through empirical research, ideas regarding the functioning of individuals and groups were developed and tested. Many ground-breaking studies were conducted by Lazarsfeld and his colleagues, among the most important of which was the impact of radio and television on the American public. Through such work, the Bureau become the "birthplace" of mass communication research. Many survey techniques were developed at the Bureau, such as the focused interview and panel interviewing methods. The Bureau was eventually succeeded by the Center for the Social Sciences in 1976.

From the guide to the Bureau of Applied Social Research Records, 1944-1976, (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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creatorOf Columbia University. Bureau of Applied Social Research. Bureau of Applied Social Research records, 1944-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Columbia University. Bureau of Applied Social Research. Bureau of Applied Social Research records, 1944-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix. To what extent are newspaper columnists read?, 1947. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix. Paul Felix Lazarsfeld Papers, [ca. 1930]-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Watson, Goodwin, 1899-1976. Reminiscences of Goodwin Barbour Watson : oral history, 1963. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bureau of Applied Social Research Records, 1944-1976 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Daniel Yankelovich Papers., 1937-1994 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
creatorOf Bureau of Applied Social Research Records, 1944-1976 Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
referencedIn Diamond, Sigmund. Sigmund Diamond papers, [ca. 1950]-1990. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Merton, Robert King, 1910-2003. Robert K. Merton papers, 1928-2003 [Bulk Dates: 1943-2001]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Hammer, Carl, 1914-2004,. Oral history interview with Carl Hammer, 1983 Apr. 15. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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associatedWith Berelson, Bernard, 1912-1979. person
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associatedWith Diamond, Sigmund. person
associatedWith Glock, Charles Y. person
associatedWith Glock, Charles Y. person
associatedWith Hammer, Carl, 1914-2004, person
associatedWith Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix. person
associatedWith Lazarsfeld, Paul Felix. person
associatedWith Merton, Robert King, 1910-2003. person
associatedWith Watson, Goodwin, 1899-1976. person
correspondedWith Yankelovich, Daniel. person
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