Waksberg Award

Nominations Sought for the 2022 Waksberg Award


The journal Survey Methodology has established an annual invited paper series in honor of the late Joseph Waksberg to recognize his outstanding contributions to survey statistics and methodology. Each year a prominent survey statistician is chosen to write a paper that reviews the development and current state of an important topic in the field of survey statistics and methodology. The paper reflects the mixture of theory and practice that characterized Joseph Waksberg’s work.

The recipient of the Waksberg Award will receive an honorarium and give the 2022 Waksberg Invited Address at the Statistics Canada Symposium, expected to be held in the autumn of 2022. The paper will be published in an upcoming issue of Survey Methodology (Targeted for December 2022).

The author of the 2022 Waksberg paper will be selected by a four-person committee appointed by Survey Methodology and the American Statistical Association. Nomination of individuals to be considered as authors or suggestions for topics should be sent before February 28, 2021 to the chair of the committee, Jean Opsomer, email: JeanOpsomer@westat.com.



Previous Waksberg Award honorees and their invited papers are:

2021Sharon Lohr, Manuscript topic under consideration.
2020Roger Tourangeau, “Science and survey management”, Survey Methodology (expected for vol. 47, 1).
2019Chris Skinner.
2018Jean-Claude Deville, “De la pratique à la théorie : l’exemple du calage à poids bornés”. 10ème Colloque francophone sur les sondages, Université Lumière Lyon 2.
2017Donald B. Rubin, “Conditional calibration and the sage statistician”. Survey Methodology, vol. 45, 2, 187-198.
2016Don A. Dillman, “The promise and challenge of pushing respondents to the Web in mixed-mode surveys”. Survey Methodology, vol. 43, 1, 3-30.
2015Robert M. Groves, “Towards a quality framework for blends of designed and organic data”. Proceedings: Symposium 2016, Growth in Statistical Information: Challenges and Benefits.
2014Constance F. Citro, “From multiple modes for surveys to multiple data sources for estimates”. Survey Methodology, vol. 40, 2, 137-161. 
2013Ken Brewer, “Three controversies in the history of survey sampling”. Survey Methodology, vol. 39, 2, 249-262.
2012Lars Lyberg, “Survey quality”. Survey Methodology, vol. 38, 2, 107-130.
2011Danny Pfeffermann, “Modelling of complex survey data: Why model? Why is it a problem? How can we approach it?”. Survey Methodology, vol. 37, 2, 115-136.
2010Ivan P. Fellegi, “The organisation of statistical methodology and methodological research in national statistical offices”. Survey Methodology, vol. 36, 2, 123-130.
2009Graham Kalton, “Methods for oversampling rare subpopulations in social surveys”. Survey Methodology, vol. 35, 2, 125-141.
2008Mary E. Thompson, “International surveys: Motives and methodologies”. Survey Methodology, vol. 34, 2, 131-141.
2007Carl-Erik Särndal, “The calibration approach in survey theory and practice”. Survey Methodology, vol. 33, 2, 99-119.
2006Alastair Scott, “Population-based case control studies”. Survey Methodology, vol. 32, 2, 123‑132.
2005J.N.K. Rao, “Interplay between sample survey theory and practice: An appraisal”. Survey Methodology, vol. 31, 2, 117-138.