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American Association for Public Opinion Research

Award Winners

2016 AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement

Scott Keeter

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. (Read Scott's remarks) (Watch Scott's Video)

2016 AAPOR Book Award

Martin Gilens, Princeton University, "Affluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America", Princeton University Press, 2014

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.)

2016 AAPOR Policy Impact Award

Urban Institute for the Health Reform Monitoring Survey

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.

2016 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.
Eva Aizpurua

Eva Aizpurua

University of Castile-La Mancha

Gerard Byron

Gerard Byron

University of Massachusetts- Boston

Charles Dahan

Charles Dahan

University of Florida

Alejandra Gimenez

Alejandra Gimenez

Brigham Young University

Holly Hagerty

Holly Hagerty

University of Chicago

Lindsey Hendren

Lindsey Hendren

University of South Carolina

Heather Kitada

Heather Kitada

Oregon State University

Sepideh Mosaferi

Sepideh Mosaferi

University of Maryland

Stacy Pancratz

Stacy Pancratz

University of Michigan

Landon Schnabel

Landon Schnabel

Indiana University

Jessica Wengrzik

Jessica Wengrzik

GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Survey Design and Methodology

Tianshu Zhao

Tianshu Zhao

University of Illinois at Chicago

2016 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.
Daniel Herda

Daniel Herda

Merrimack College

Ashley Koning

Ashley Koning

Rutgers University Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling

Monica Reyna

Monica Reyna

University of Idaho

Eike Mark Rinke

Eike Mark Rinke

University of Mannheim

Malaena Taylor

Malaena Taylor

University of Connecticut

Kelsey White

Kelsey White

SurveySampling

2016 Seymour Sudman Student Paper Competition Award

"Nonresponse Bias for Survey Estimates of Social Activities and Roles"

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.
Ashley Amaya

Ashley Amaya

RTI International

2016 AAPOR Student Poster Award

Eva Aizpurua
Framing the Conservative Case for Same-Sex Marriage: Atypical Republican Issue Advocacy and the Effects of “Conflicting Cue” Value Frames on Same-Sex Marriage Attitudes Within the Republican Party

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.
Eva Aizpurua

Eva Aizpurua

University of Castilla La Mancha

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.