Merton, Robert King
Born: Jul 04, 1910 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 92 years of age.
1910 - Born on the 4th of July, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
1936 - Receiving a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
1938 - His first work in the sociology of science, Science, Technology and Society in Seventeenth Century England.
1939 - He next served on the faculty of Tulane University.
1941 - Appointment at Columbia University.
1946 - Mass Persuasion.
- Appointment at Columbia University.
1963 - He was named Giddings Professor of Sociology.
1965 - On the Shoulders of Giants.
1967 - On Theoretical Sociology.
1969 - Social Theory and Functional Analysis.
1971 - He served as associate director of the university's Bureau of Applied Social Research, which had opened under the direction of Paul Lazarsfeld one year before Merton's arrival.
1973 - The Sociology of Science.
1976 - Their academic collaboration, strengthened the standards of training for the social sciences.
- Social Ambivalence and Other Essays.
1994 - Merton became the first sociologist to receive a National Medal of Science.
1997 - His son, economist Robert C. Merton, won a Nobel Prize.
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