With the 2016 ICPSR Research Paper Competition winners just announced, the ICPSR Research Paper Competition is now accepting applications for 2017 – deadline January 31, 2017.

Enter the 2017 competition:
The ICPSR is pleased to announce the 2017 ICPSR Research Paper Competition for Undergraduates and Graduate Students, and invite submissions from students and recent graduates at member institutions. The purpose of the competition is to highlight exemplary research papers based on quantitative analysis. The awards are $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place in each category and publication on the ICPSR Research Paper Competition Winners website and in a special edition of the ICPSR Bulletin for the first place winners. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017.

ICPSR 2016 Research Paper Competition Winners:

Brielle Bryan (M.A., Sociology) of Harvard University earned first place in the Master’s competition with her paper titled “Paternal Incarceration and Adolescent Social Network Disadvantage.” The paper uses data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health to explore a new aspect of the lives of children affected by parental incarceration: their social networks.

Candace M. Evans (B.A., Sociology and Psychology) of McMurry University earned first place in the Undergraduate competition for her paper titled “The Moderating Effects of Race and Ethnicity on the Relationship between Body Image and Psychological Well-Being.” The paper uses data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, the present study examined the moderating effects of race and ethnicity on the relationship between adolescent girls’ perceptions of several dimensions of body image and their psychological well-being.

Read the 2016 winning entries:
The winners’ papers can be seen in a special edition of the ICPSR Bulletin, which can be downloaded or viewed online.

The ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) advances and expands social and behavioral research, acting as a global leader in data stewardship and providing rich data resources and responsive educational opportunities.

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