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Waksberg Invited Paper Series

The journal Survey Methodology has established an annual invited paper series in honor of Joseph Waksberg, who has made many important contributions to survey methodology. Each year, as part of the Waksberg Invited Paper Series, a prominent survey researcher is chosen to author a paper that reviews the development and current state of a significant topic within the field of survey methodology, and reflects the mixture of theory and practice that characterizes Waksberg's work. The author receives a cash award made possible by a grant from Westat, in recognition of Joe Waksberg's contributions during his many years of association with Westat. The grant is administered financially by the American Statistical Association. The first paper by Gad Nathan appeared in the June 2001 issue. Wayne Fuller is to author the 2002 paper.

The author of the 2003 Waksberg paper will be selected by a four-person committee appointed by Survey Methodology and the American Statistical Association. Nominations of individuals to be considered as authors or suggestions for topics should be sent to the chair of the committee, Chris Skinner, at Department of Social Statistics, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom, by e-mail to, or by fax to +44-23-8059-3846. Nominations and suggestions for topics must be received by January 11, 2002.

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