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.
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 20 and require the following:
Please contact the committee chair.
2022: Trivellore Raghunathan
2021: Edith de Leeuw
2020: Roger Tourangeau
2019: Judith T. Lessler
2018: Colm O’Muircheartaigh
2017: J. Michael Brick
2016: Eleanor Singer
2015: Norman M. Bradburn