Monroe G. Sirken Award in Interdisciplinary Survey Methods Research

Most Recent Winner

Colm O’Muircheartaigh

Colm O’Muircheartaigh

University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

For significant contributions to the theory and practice of survey sampling, especially for complex designs and surveys in developing countries; for innovative research on nonresponse, response error, response variance, and data quality generally, including the use of latent variable models to describe nonresponse, the study of cognitive aspects of responses to survey questions, and analysis of the impact of interviewers; and for important contributions to the education of sampling statisticians and survey researchers around the world.

About the Award

In 2014, Monroe Sirken created an endowment to recognize a distinguished researcher for contributions to interdisciplinary survey research that improve the theory and methods of collecting, verifying, processing, presenting, or analyzing survey data.

The honoree will give the Sirken Lecture (an invited paper) at the Joint Statistical Meetings and receive a $5,000 honorarium and an award plaque.

Selection Criteria

In some years, the award recognizes the contributions of individuals who improved the utility and efficiency of sample surveys by applying the theories and methods of the statistical, computer and information sciences. In other years, the award recognizes the contributions of individuals who improved the utility and efficiency of sample surveys by applying the theories and methods of the social, psychological, and cognitive sciences.

Nominations

Nominations are due by December 15, and the award and lecture are presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings or the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research the following year.

A nomination packet should include a nominating letter, three supporting letters, and a curriculum vita for the nominee. Send nominations to awards@amstat.org or via mail to 732 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, attention Award Nominations.

Questions

Please contact the committee chair.

Recent Award Recipients

2017: J. Michael Brick
2016: Eleanor Singer
2015: Norman M. Bradburn