DC-AAPOR STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION sponsored by Abt SRBI
The Washington-Baltimore Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (DC-AAPOR) invites entries to its ninth annual Student Paper Competition, sponsored by Abt SRBI. The competition is intended to recognize excellence in scholarly research by area students and to encourage active student participation in the chapter.
DC-AAPOR welcomes papers in any field related to the study of public opinion, broadly defined, including research on (a) theoretical issues in the formation and change of public opinion, (b) the theory and methods of survey or market research, and (c) the use of statistical techniques in the design, adjustment, or analysis of survey data. Papers should be approximately 15 to 25 pages in length, and will be judged based on the quality of research design, originality, significance, organization, and presentation. Past year winning paper and honorable mentions are listed on the Student Paper Competition results page.
The competition is open to all current graduate and undergraduate students, and to those who have received their degree within the last calendar year. Therefore, submitted work may be from the current or previous academic year. Faculty co-authors are acceptable, with the stipulation that an eligible student must be first author. Eligibility is limited to students attending or graduated from an accredited college or university in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or Washington, DC, or to students whose primary residence is in one of those areas. Previous membership in DC-AAPOR is not required, but non-members must become members in order to be eligible (the student membership fee is $6). Submitted papers may not have been published or presented elsewhere.
The author(s) of the winning paper will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000. For multiple student authors on a winning paper, the award will be divided among the eligible authors. Additionally, the author(s) of the winning paper will be awarded a guaranteed spot on the Conference Program to present their paper at the 2013 Annual AAPOR Conference.
The winning paper and honorable mentions will be selected by a review committee composed of this year and next year's DC-AAPOR executive council members.
Paper Submission for the 2012 Competition
Please send your paper via e-mail to Stephen Blumberg, "firstname.lastname@example.org" by Wednesday, December 19, 2012. The winner
will be announced in late December 2012 or early January 2013.