The AAPOR Book Award recognizes books that have influenced our understanding or application of survey research methodology, and/or stimulated theoretical and scientific research in public opinion.
Eligibility for the AAPOR Book Award includes any book in the field that is at least 3 years old (to allow time for books to be read and reviewed), including any published before or during the period covered by the list of the “Fifty Books That Have Significantly Shaped Public Opinion Research 1946-1995.” (The books on the “Fifty Books” list have already been recognized by AAPOR and are not eligible for the annual book award. See list at www.aapor.org )
Any AAPOR member can submit nominations for the Book Award. Nominations should identify the monograph and describe how it meets the criteria listed above. Monographs or edited volumes by AAPOR and non-AAPOR members are eligible for the award.
Entries will be evaluated by a committee, chaired by AAPOR’s Councilor-at-Large. The award is presented at the annual meeting. Recognition will be in the form of plaques for each of the author(s) (or editor(s), in the case of an edited volume).
CRITERIA FOR BOOK AWARD:
The following criteria will be the basis for making an award to a book or monograph:
1. The excellence of exposition, ideas and methods.
2. The monograph’s impact with respect to:
a. Stimulating theoretical or empirical research
b. Influencing the way public opinion researchers think about or conduct research on public opinion
c. Significantly influencing broader understanding of the theory or methods of public opinion
d. Advancing the state of the art or practice of survey methodology.
3. Its lasting value, as indicated by (for example) the
judgments of peers and citation in the literature.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February 8, 2013.
68th Annual AAPOR Conference
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May 16-19, 2013
INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS:
Please send nominations and any supporting documentation to:
The Nielsen Company
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