Accession Number : AD0766502

Title :   Futurism.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK BUREAU OF APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Oxenfeldt,Alfred

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The report reviews the state of futurism, or social forecasting, as a research technique. It gives a brief history of the field and a who is who of the main leaders active in it. The general procedures are described as well as the main centers which provide the pertinent services. Distinguishing between very formal approaches and the more discursive techniques, the emphasis is mainly on the latter ones. The present report is supplementary to other technical reports by the Columbia project as indicated in the preface. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIOMETRICS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), ORGANIZATIONS, OPERATION, RELIABILITY, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), MOTIVATION

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE