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American Association for Public Opinion Research

Award Winners

2017 AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement

Peter V. Miller

The award is given for outstanding contribution to the field of public opinion research including: advances in theory, empirical research and methods; improvements in ethical standards; and promotion of understanding among the public, media and/or policy makers.

2017 AAPOR Book Award

Susan Herbst, University of Connecticut
"Numbered Voices: How Opinion Polling Has Shaped American Politics"


The AAPOR Book Award seeks to recognize influential books that have stimulated theoretical and scientific research in public opinion; and/or influenced our understanding or application of survey research methodology. Eligibility for the AAPOR Book Award includes any book in the field that is at least three years old (to allow time for books to be read and reviewed), including any books 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.)
Susan Herbst

Susan Herbst

University of Connecticut

2017 AAPOR Policy Impact Award


The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project 

The AAPOR Policy Impact Award was developed to acknowledge that a key purpose of opinion and other survey research is to facilitate better informed decisions. The award recognizes outstanding research that has had a clear impact on improving policy decisions, practice and discourse, either in the public or private sectors.

2017 AAPOR Student Travel Award

The AAPOR Student Travel Award was established to fund students to attend the AAPOR Annual Conference. The Student Travel Awards are offered to students who are in need of financial support so that they may attend the annual conference and experience this important educational and collegial event for survey methodology and public opinion researchers.
 Isabel Anadon

Isabel Anadon

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ruben Bach

Ruben Bach

Institute for Employment Research

Shakari Byerly

Shakari Byerly

University of California-Los Angeles

Hyesun Choung

Hyesun Choung

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Beth Cochran

Beth Cochran

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Britany Gatewood

Britany Gatewood

Howard University

Rebecca Grady

Rebecca Grady

University of California-Irvine

Jan Karem Höhne

Jan Karem Höhne

University of Göttingen

Tom Holub

Tom Holub

University of California-Berkley

David Houston

David Houston

Columbia University

Eunji Kim

Eunji Kim

University of Pennsylvania

Carli Lessof

Carli Lessof

University of Southampton

Kathleen Rogers

Kathleen Rogers

Rutgers University

Mazen Sarwar

Mazen Sarwar

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sharan Sharma

Sharan Sharma

University of Michigan

Enrijeta Shino

Enrijeta Shino

University of Florida

Marina Stavrakantonaki

Marina Stavrakantonaki

University of Illinois - Chicago

Alexander Wenz

Alexander Wenz

University of Essex

2017 Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award

Don A. Dillman, Regents Professor and Deputy Director for Research and Development in the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center at Washington State University and his collaborators Leah Melani Christian, VP Data Science, Nielsen; Michelle Edwards, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Texas Christian University; Benjamin Messer, Research Associate, Research-Into-Action; Morgan M. Millar, Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah and Jolene D. Smyth, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska.
 
Beginning in 2007, these researchers developed and then tested a web-push data collection methodology that uses postal mail contacts to request a web response while withholding alternative response modes until later in the data collection process. Their methodology is now being used by the U.S. Census Bureau and in many countries to conduct major surveys relevant to public policy decisions.. 

The Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award recognizes accomplishments in the fields of public opinion and survey research that occurred in the past ten years or that had their primary impact on the field during the past decade. The innovations could consist of new theories, ideas, applications, methodologies or technologies. To be considered for the award, innovations must be publicly documented. The award can be given to individuals, groups or institutions.

2017 Burns "Bud" Roper Fellow Award

The Burns "Bud" Roper Fellow Award is named for the late Burns "Bud" Roper who provided a substantial bequest in his will to endow the Roper Award fund. Roper Fellows are people whose primary work responsibilities are related to survey research or public opinion and who have recently started their careers. They receive financial assistance to help them attend the annual conference and/or participate in conference short courses; most are first-time conference attendees.
Audris Campbell

Audris Campbell

Gallup

Kerry Driscoll

Kerry Driscoll

Claritas

Kristin Dwan

Kristin Dwan

NORC at the University of Chicago

Kyle Endres

Kyle Endres

Duke Initiative on Survey Methodology

Dana Garbarski

Dana Garbarski

Loyola University

Bevin Mory

Bevin Mory

Mathematica

Jocelyn Reynolds

Jocelyn Reynolds

Oppenheim Research

Luis Sanchez-Conde

Luis Sanchez-Conde

Civis Analytics

2017 Seymour Sudman Student Paper Competition Award

"Complexity of Public Opinion in the Digital Age: What do Ordinary Citizens Make of Diverse Quantifications"

The Seymour Sudman Student Paper Competition Award is in memory of Seymour Sudman; it recognizes his many important contributions to AAPOR as well as his teaching and mentoring students in the survey research profession.
Ozan Kuru

Ozan Kuru

University of Michigan

2017 AAPOR Student Poster Award

Winner Announced at AAPOR Conference

The Student Poster Competition honors the best student poster presented at the AAPOR annual conference. To be eligible for the award, students must have their poster abstracts accepted for presentation at the conference. The award committee will consider all posters that relate to the study of public opinion, whether they focus on theory, substantative findings, research methods, and/or statistical techniques used in such research.

Harkness Student Paper Award

Katharina Meitinger, GESIS
“Necessary but Insufficient: Why Measurement Invariance Tests Need Online Probing as a Complementary Tool”

This award is given in memory of Dr. Harkness, distinguished cross-cultural survey methodologist, who passed away in 2012.