PRCST


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PRCST

On drawings, abbr. for precast.
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Unlike Wilson's Creel Committee, the purpose of the PRCST was to "render government more scientific" by serving as a vehicle for Hoover's future domestic policy agenda (Bulmer 1983, 110; Karl 1969, 364-71; Lyons 1969, 4649).
Hoover's interest in the PRCST stemmed from his interest in systematically amassing facts as a means to solve social problems (Fausold 1985, 60; Weed 1994, 16-17).(7) The PRCST ultimately created Recent Social Trends in the United States, a 1,568 page treatise published after Hoover's loss to Roosevelt that contained unprecedented quantities of data about American society and legitimized social science methods as a means for presidents to gauge public opinion.