In the first issue of the methodological journal ASP, initially published in 1995, the authors H. Domanski, Z. Sawinski, F. Sztabinski and P.B. Sztabinski outlined probable directions of the development of sociological research in Poland. The present article aims at juxtaposing the predictions with 15 years of research practice. The undertaken issues concern the development of research into public opinions, marketing research, international comparative research, new data collection techniques (CATI, CAWI) and social data archives. Following proper analyses, the article proves the correctness of many of the predictions. It is also stated that the greatest changes were connected with marketing and opinion research as well as the application of new information technologies in research along with the running of international projects.