Monroe G. Sirken Award in Interdisciplinary Survey Methods Research

Most Recent Winner

Roger Tourangeau

Roger Tourangeau

Westat

For advancing the theory and application of the cognitive aspects of survey methodology and the psychology of survey response; for applying rigorous experimental designs to study mode effects, methods for collecting data on sensitive topics, and other important topics; for pioneering research on the visual aspects of survey design for web and mobile surveys; and for furthering our understanding of the relationship between response rates and nonresponse bias.

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

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.

Nominations are due by December 20 and require the following:

  • Nominating letter
  • Candidate’s CV
  • Three letters of support – not to exceed two pages each
  • Candidate’s short bio
  • Candidate’s headshot

Questions

Please contact the committee chair.

Recent Award Recipients

2019: Judith T. Lessler
2018: Colm O’Muircheartaigh
2017: J. Michael Brick
2016: Eleanor Singer
2015: Norman M. Bradburn