Franklin H. Giddings

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Franklin H. Giddings

Franklin Henry Giddings (born March 23, 1855 in Sherman , Connecticut , † June 11, 1931 in Scarsdale , NY , USA ) was an American sociologist . He served as the third president of the American Sociological Association in 1910 .

Giddings is considered the founding father of the Department of Sociology at Columbia University , New York. In 1894 he got a newly created chair for sociology and history of civilizations at the university, which he held until his retirement in 1928. With his theoretical orientation, combined with a strong interest in quantitative research methods, he established the traditional division of the department into “theory” and “methods” as early as the late 19th century.

This dual track was further consolidated from 1940 with the creation of chairs for Paul Felix Lazarsfeld (empirical social research) and Robert K. Merton (theoretical sociology). Both worked together on different projects.

One of his students is the philosopher and sociologist Julius F. Hecker (1881–1938). Franklin Giddings also earned the honorary professorship at Columbia University, Franklin Henry Giddings Professor of Sociology .

In 1918 he was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters .

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  2. ^ Members: Franklin Henry Giddings. American Academy of Arts and Letters, accessed March 30, 2019 .

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