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Merton, Robert King 1910-2003

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Works: 427 works in 1,607 publications in 6 languages and 36,884 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Anecdotes  Bibliography  Conference proceedings  Quotations  Humor 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Publishing director, Other, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Compiler
Classifications: H40.A2, 301
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Social theory and social structure by Robert King Merton ( Book )
114 editions published between 1951 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,868 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 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This entirely new second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences highlights the growing influence of economics and sociology in social science research. Featuring 2,990 commissioned essays contributed by thousands of scholars from around the world, the set also covers the disciplines of political science, anthropology, and psychology, offering current perspectives on a wide variety of topics of global relevance, including: achievement testing: censorship; personality measurement; aging; income distribution; political and economic aspects of foreign aid; food security and consumption patterns; comparative healthcare systems; agricultural innovation; political correctness; discrimination; legislation of ethics and morality; terrorism; free trade; and currency devaluation/revaluation. The Encyclopedia features compelling biographical entries profiling past and contemporary contributors to the study of the social sciences, while summarizing the critical responses to their work. In addition, many articles explore specific social movements (e.g., Chinese Revolution, September 11, 2001, Iraq-US War, Darfur conflict). A thematic outline provides a general view of the conceptual scheme of the encyclopedia while helping readers to navigate and access the wealth of articles on a given subject
Contemporary social problems by Robert King Merton ( Book )
42 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The travels and adventures of serendipity a study in sociological semantics and the sociology of science by Robert King Merton ( )
21 editions published between 1958 and 2006 in English and held by 1,547 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 what we now call the natural and social sciences. The book charts where the term went, with whom it resided, and how it fared. We cross oceans and academic specialties and meet those people, both famous and now obscure, who ha
The sociology of science : theoretical and empirical investigations by Robert King Merton ( Book )
35 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naturwissenschaft / Soziologie
On the shoulders of giants; a Shandean postscript by Robert King Merton ( Book )
42 editions published between 1965 and 1998 in English and held by 1,310 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
Reader in bureaucracy by Robert King Merton ( Book )
41 editions published between 1952 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science, technology & society in seventeenth century England by Robert King Merton ( Book )
43 editions published between 1932 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sociological ambivalence and other essays by Robert King Merton ( Book )
14 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social behavior: its elementary forms. Under the general editorship of Robert K. Merton by George Caspar Homans ( Book )
12 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Idea of social structure : papers in honor of Robert K. Merton ( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The focused interview; a manual of problems and procedures by Robert King Merton ( Book )
29 editions published between 1946 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On theoretical sociology; five essays, old and new by Robert King Merton ( Book )
29 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sociology today; problems and prospects by American Sociological Association ( Book )
3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Qualitative and quantitative social research : papers in honor of Paul F. Lazarsfeld by R. K Merton ( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Continuities in social research : studies in the scope and method of "The American soldier" by Robert King Merton ( Book )
34 editions published between 1950 and 1974 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mass persuasion : the social psychology of a war bond drive by Robert King Merton ( Book )
31 editions published between 1946 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sociological analysis; an introductory text and case book by Logan Wilson ( Book )
12 editions published in 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The student-physician; introductory studies in the sociology of medical education by Robert King Merton ( Book )
17 editions published between 1957 and 1996 in English and held by 562 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 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
King Merton, Robert
King Merton, Robert 1910-2003
Merlin, Robert King
Merton, R.K., 1910-2003
Merton, R. K. (Robert King), 1910-2003
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Merton, Robert K.
Merton, Robert, K., 1910-2003
Merton, Robert K. (Robert King)
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Merton, Robert King 1910-2003
Mērtons, Roberts Kings, 1910-2003
Schkolnick, Meyer R. 1910-2003
Мертон, Роберт, 1910-2003
マートン, R. K
マートン, ロバート・K
Languages
English (568)
German (6)
French (5)
Italian (5)
Chinese (1)
Spanish (1)
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