2016 AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement
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
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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.
University of Castile-La Mancha
University of Massachusetts- Boston
University of Florida
Brigham Young University
University of Chicago
University of South Carolina
Oregon State University
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Survey Design and Methodology
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.
Rutgers University Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling
University of Idaho
Eike Mark Rinke
University of Mannheim
University of Connecticut
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.
2016 AAPOR Student Poster Award
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.
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.