August 7, 2017
Eleanor Singer: In Memoriam
Eleanor Singer died on June 3, 2017. She was 87.
She was a research professor emerita at the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center, which is part of the Institute for Social Research (ISR). She had a long
and distinguished career at the University of Michigan, at Columbia University, and elsewhere.
“Eleanor was a major figure in the field of survey methodology and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her,” said ISR Director David Lam. “We are fortunate that she spent the last decades of her illustrious career at ISR, where she made major contributions to research, training, and the intellectual life of the Institute.”
In 2016, she received the Monroe G. Sirken Award in Interdisciplinary Survey Methods Research for “significant contributions in our understanding of survey participation, sources of nonresponse bias, and factors affecting survey responses; for pioneering research on the use and effects of incentives; and for leadership in developing awareness and understanding of ethical issues in survey research.”
Please read more about Eleanor Singer’s distinguished career, and her personal and professional impact on those who worked with her:
Eleanor Singer: In Memoriam (PDF)