Attitude Research was written by Irving Crespi. This work is a comprehensive summary on the attitude theory and research methods employed in the 1960s with respect to marketing and marketing research. Divided in two parts, this monograph speaks on the role of attitude research in marketing and consumer research as well as methods of conducting attitude research. As Part I talks about the theory and concept, Part II is the cookbook on how the theory can be applied in real time situation.
Irving Crespi was a public opinion pollster, professor, and market researcher long associated with The Gallup Organization. Crespi was also the author of books on polling, public opinion, and democracy. He earned his PhD from The New School for Social Research. He was associated with Gallup for a long period of time. He held subsequent research positions at Mathematical Policy Research, the Roper Organization, the Total Research Corp., and Irving Crespi & Associates. He also taught at Baruch College. He passed away in 2004.
Attitude Research at Sea was edited by Lee Adler and Irving Crespi. This work is a collection of papers on attitude research presented on board the S.S. Ocean Monarch during a cruise to Bermuda in 1966. The papers discuss the application of attitude research techniques to the broad range of marketing and advertising field. Incorporation of conceptual framework, methodology, application, and case studies pertaining to attitude research make this compilation handy for academics and practitioners.
Attitude Research on the Rocks was edited by Lee Adler and Irving Crespi. This work is the collection of proceedings presented at the 1967 Attitude Research Conference held “at the rocks” of Puerto Rico. The proceedings attempt to clarify some unresolved theoretical and methodological issues in attitude research. The book covers six topics viz., attitude change and behavior change, prediction and exploration in attitude research, quantitative and qualitative methods in attitude research, developments in attitude measurements, user evaluation on attitude research, and future learning in attitude research. There is also a concluding chapter that sums up the discussions that took place in the conference.