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King, Donald W., 1932-

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  • Fuller Name

    • Donald Ward
  • Variants

    • us: King, D. W. (Donald Ward), 1932-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1960
        • Affiliation End: 1961
        • Organization: CEIR, Inc.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1961
        • Affiliation End: 1972
        • Organization: (naf) Westat, Inc.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1973
        • Affiliation End: 1974
        • Organization: (naf) Informatics Inc.
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1974
        • Affiliation End: 1976
        • Organization: Market Facts, Inc. 2 naf
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1976
        • Organization: King Research, Inc.
    • Birth Place

        Cheyenne, Wyo.
    • Gender

    • Field of Activity

        Information science
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      • Earlier Established Forms

        • King, Donald Ward, 1932-
      • Sources

        • found: The evaluation of Information services and products, 1971: title page (Donald W. King, Westat Research, Inc.)
        • found: Key papers in the economics of information, 1983: title page (Donald W. King) CIP (King, Donald Ward, 1932-)
        • found: Statistical indicators of scientific and technical communication, 1976: volume 1, title page (D.W. King, King Research, Inc.)
        • found: A strong future for public library use and employment, 2011: title page (Donald W. King) page 4 of cover (Donald W. King is currently Honorary University Professor at Bryant University in Rhode Island and an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences; King, a statistician, cofounded Westat, Inc., a statistical consulting and survey research company, in 1961 and served as president of three research companies--King Research, Home Testing Institute, and Westat Surveys--until the mid-1990s; after retiring, he continued research on a pro bono basis with Drs. José-Marie Griffiths and Carol Tenopir; King's 50 years in research have emphasized economic cost modeling and surveys dealing with libraries and scholarly publishing, as well as marketing research and political polling; his numerous publications include 17 books (4 award-winning) and more than 150 other publications; King's work has been recognized by the Chemical Heritage Foundation (Pioneer in Science Information), the American Statistical Association (Fellow), and the American Society for Information Science and Technology (Research Award and Award of Merit), and has received many other awards and honors; he received a BS (1959) and MS (1960) in statistics from the University of Wyoming)
        • found: Pioneers of Information Science in North America, via WWW, January 23, 2013 (Donald Ward King, 1932-; King was an early evaluator and statistical historian; he worked at: CEIR, Inc., 1960-1961; Westat, Inc. (co-founder 1961; executive vice-pres., 1963-1971; president, HTI 1971-1972); Informatics, Inc.,1973; Vice-pres., Market Facts, Inc., 1974-1976; started King Research, Inc., which is involved in research, evaluation, planning, and design of library and information systems; in 1971, King evaluated the CIRCOL to compare the retrieval effectiveness of controlled vocabulary with the natural language of abstracts; King has also worked on scientific communication, electronic publishing, copyright, multi-type library networking, economics and value of information, assessments of the information profession, and evaluation of library and information centers; he is particularly known for his evaluation studies)
        • found: UNC School of Information and Library Science, via WWW, January 23, 2013 (Donald W. King; entrepreneur and renowned researcher and statistician; was appointed Distinguished Research Professor by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science (SILS) in 2007; King was co-founder of Westat, Inc., which is recognized as one of the premier survey research companies in the U.S.; he served as executive vice president and president of the Survey Research and the Home Testing Institute Divisions of Westat from 1961 until 1974; in 1976 he founded King Research, Inc., a firm that focused on research in information and communication services)
        • found: American men and women of science, 1973 (King, Donald Ward; information science, statistics; born July 18, 1932 in Cheyenne, Wyoming;
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        • 1980-11-11: new
        • 2013-02-01: revised
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