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Merton, Robert King 1910-2003

Overview
Works: 391 works in 1,726 publications in 10 languages and 37,368 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Bibliography  Conference proceedings  Quotations  Humor  Biography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other, Collector, Compiler, Contributor, Dedicatee
Classifications: HM51, 301
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Social theory and social structure by Robert King Merton( Book )

259 editions published between 1949 and 2002 in 9 languages and held by 3,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On theoretical sociology; Studies in social and cultural structure; The sociology of knowledge and mass communications; Studies in the sociology of sicence
International encyclopedia of the social sciences by David L Sills( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and held by 2,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflects 30 years growth in anthropology, economics, geography, history, law, political science, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and statistics. Emphasis is placed upon the analytical and comparative rather than historical and descriptive aspects of topics treated
Contemporary social problems by Robert King Merton( Book )

44 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sociology of science : theoretical and empirical investigations by Robert King Merton( Book )

51 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturwissenschaft / Soziologie
On the shoulders of giants; a Shandean postscript by Robert King Merton( Book )

63 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With playfulness and a large dose of wit, Robert Merton traces the origin of Newton's aphorism, "If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Using as a model the discursive and digressive style of Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Merton presents a whimsical yet scholarly work which deals with the questions of creativity, tradition, plagiarism, the transmission of knowledge, and the concept of progress. "This book is the delightful apotheosis of donmanship: Merton parodies scholarliness while being faultlessly scholarly; he scourges pedantry while brandishing his own abstruse learning on every page. The most recondite and obscure scholarly squabbles are transmuted into the material of comedy as the ostensible subject is shouldered to one side by yet another hobby horse from Merton's densely populated stable. He has created a jeu d'esprit which is profoundly suggestive both in detail and as a whole."--Sean French, Times Literary Supplement
Sociology today; problems and prospects by American Sociological Association( Book )

78 editions published between 1959 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reader in bureaucracy by Robert King Merton( Book )

46 editions published between 1952 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, technology & society in seventeenth century England by Robert King Merton( Book )

62 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological ambivalence and other essays by Robert King Merton( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social behavior: its elementary forms. Under the general editorship of Robert K. Merton by George Caspar Homans( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focused interview; a manual of problems and procedures by Robert King Merton( Book )

33 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reissue of the classic report of Columbia's Bureau of Applied Social Research, outlining techniques for eliciting specific responses of individuals and groups to particular events and situations. The 1956 edition of this book may be regarded as seminal within sociology, spawning a whole field of qualitative opinion research that has continued to evolve through half a century of inquiry. This is a reissue of the book, with a new preface by Merton, a select bibliography of writings on the focused interview and focus group research, and a new introduction that traces the diffusion of Merton's technique from sociology to other fields, including history, psychology, mass media and marketing research
The Idea of social structure : papers in honor of Robert K. Merton( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On theoretical sociology; five essays, old and new by Robert King Merton( Book )

33 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qualitative and quantitative social research : papers in honor of Paul F. Lazarsfeld by Robert King Merton( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuities in social research : studies in the scope and method of "The American soldier" by Robert King Merton( Book )

35 editions published between 1950 and 1974 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass persuasion : the social psychology of a war bond drive by Robert King Merton( Book )

32 editions published between 1946 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological analysis; an introductory text and case book by Logan Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 1949 and 1950 in English and Undetermined and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travels and adventures of serendipity : a study in historical semantics and the sociology of science by Robert King Merton( Book )

30 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the names of cruise lines and bookstores to an Australian ranch and a nudist camp outside of Atlanta, the word serendipity - that happy blend of wisdom and luck by which something is discovered not quite by accident - is today ubiquitous. This book traces the word's eventful history from its 1754 coinage into the twentieth century - chronicling along the way much of wheat we now call the natural and social sciences."
The student-physician; introductory studies in the sociology of medical education by Robert King Merton( Book )

22 editions published between 1957 and 1996 in English and German and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological traditions from generation to generation : glimpses of the American experience( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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Schkolnick, Meyer R. 1910-2003

Мертон, Роберт, 1910-2003

Мертон, Роберт Кинг

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Languages
English (708)

Italian (54)

French (43)

Spanish (43)

German (29)

Chinese (16)

Portuguese (4)

Japanese (3)

Polish (2)

Hebrew (1)

Covers
International encyclopedia of the social sciencesThe sociology of science : theoretical and empirical investigationsOn the shoulders of giants; a Shandean postscriptScience, technology & society in seventeenth century EnglandSociological ambivalence and other essaysThe focused interview; a manual of problems and proceduresOn theoretical sociology; five essays, old and newQualitative and quantitative social research : papers in honor of Paul F. Lazarsfeld