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Highly cited sociologist receives national career award

Don-DillmanPULLMAN, Wash. – Don Dillman, who is among Washington State University’s most cited researchers, has won a national award for a career of distinguished contributions to the field of sociological methodology.

He accepted the 2016 Lazarsfeld Award from the American Sociological Association in Seattle over the weekend.

A Regent’s professor in sociology and the deputy director for research and development in the WSU Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, Dillman is recognized internationally as a major contributor to the development of modern survey methods. His core survey book, “Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method,” has been cited more than 16,000 times, according to Google Scholar.

In his 46th year of teaching and research at WSU, Dillman recently was named an associate of the National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Read more about his work on phone surveys and modern survey methods in Washington State Magazine.


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