Helen Dinerman

Academic from United States of America

Helen Schneider Dinerman (25 December 1920 – 14 August 1974) was an American sociologist and public opinion researcher. Born in New York City in 1920, Dinerman received her education at Hunter College and Columbia University. Later, she worked as a researcher in the United States Office of War Information and trained at the Bureau for Applied Social Research, the first academic research centre dedicated to survey research, founded by Paul Lazarsfeld in 1944. She became employed with the International Research Associates in 1948, and became Chairman of the firm's Executive Committee in 1968. Dinerman died in Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon on 14 August 1974 while on holiday with her daughter. In 1981, the World Association for Public Opinion Research established the Helen Dinerman Award – "in memory of Helen Dinerman's scientific achievements over three decades of public opinion research" – to recognise individuals who have made "significant contributions to survey research methodology".  ( Wikipedia article )


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New York City
United States of America


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Columbia University
Hunter College


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