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Sidney Verba Receives Dinerman Award in Public Opinion Research

Sidney Verba, Harvard's Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of the University Library, has received the Helen Dinerman Award of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). Given since 1981, the Dinerman Award honors significant contributions to survey research methodology and commemorates the three decades of achievement of the late Helen S. Dinerman in the field of public opinion research. Verba received the Dinerman Award at WAPOR's annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 12.

Founded in 1947, WAPOR is a professional society of more than 400 individuals from academic and business professions in over 50 countries engaged in public opinion research, market research, and social research. WAPOR is dedicated to developing the science of survey research and promoting its appropriate use around the world.

WAPOR also provides information to journalists on learning about survey research and about what facts they should know when using surveys in a news story.

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