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(b. 1921, New York City). Ph.D. Sociology, Columbia University; B.S. Sociology, City College.

Rossi is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts and has held appointments at Harvard; at the University of Chicago, where he was Director of the National Opinion Research Center; and at Johns Hopkins University.

Rossi is probably best known for his text Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, coauthored originally with Howard Freeman and, after Freeman's death in 1993, with Mark Lipsey. The first edition was published in 1979, and the seventh in 2003. Rossi's contributions to evaluation are much broader and are reflected in a score of published research monographs. Some examples are Families Move (1956), a panel study of the moving decisions of a sample of households; The Education of Catholic ...

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