Monroe G. Sirken Award in Interdisciplinary Survey Methods Research
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.
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.
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 15 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
Please contact the committee chair.