The Section on Survey Research Methods (SRMS) is a formal section of the American Statistical Association (ASA) that is devoted to encouraging research and the [Page 25]advancement of knowledge in all aspects of survey research. The goals of the SRMS are to promote the improvement of survey practice and the understanding of survey methods in both theoretical and applied research. In 2006, the SRMS was the third-largest section in the ASA, with approximately 1,300 members. All sections of the ASA require that their members first join the ASA.
The SRMS has a relatively short history. In 1974, a group of members of the ASA recognized a need to coordinate and facilitate the study of survey research distinct from other statistical activities. To accomplish this goal, they ...
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