Monroe G. Sirken Award in Interdisciplinary Survey Methods Research
Judith T. Lessler
Harland’s Creek Farm, LLC and Alston-Degraffenreid, LLC
For leadership in the application of cognitive laboratory methods to the design and evaluation of survey questionnaires and the study of measurement error; for substantial contributions to our understanding of nonsampling error more broadly; for influential research on interview mode and significant contributions to the development of methods for collecting data on sensitive topics.
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 October 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.