Student Paper Competition

The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC-Chapel Hill invites submissions to the 2020 James W. Prothro Student Paper Competition. The competition, held in conjunction with the Southern Association for Public Opinion Research annual conference, recognizes excellence in student-authored research related to public opinion and survey research, broadly defined. A  $250 award is given to the best student paper. The competition is named in honor of the late Dr. James W. Prothro, the noted political scientist who served as director of the Odum Institute from 1967 to 1973.

Article-length papers (i.e., 20-25 pages), using survey data to address theory, methods, or specific substantive issues of interest to public opinion researchers in the areas of business, communication, economics, journalism, marketing, political science, psychology, sociology, survey methods, or related fields are welcome. Any student research, undergraduate or graduate, including that derived from work on theses or dissertations, is eligible. All authors must currently be students or must have graduated within 1-year prior to the submission deadline of September 11, 2020. Papers co-authored with faculty or other non-students, however, are not eligible.

From the papers submitted, one winner and as many honorable mentions as appropriate may be selected.  All submitted papers are considered for presentation to the 2020 SAPOR Conference. Winners are offered the opportunity to present at the 2020 AAPOR Annual National Conference.  Questions about the Prothro competition should be directed to Robert Agans (see below). To submit your paper, please indicate whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student; include your name, academic department or program, school, postal address, email address, and telephone number; and email or mail four copies by September 11, 2020, to:

Robert Agans, Prothro Student Paper Chair
Carolina Survey Research Laboratory / Department of Biostatistics
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
730 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 104
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-2400
E-mail: mailto: prothro@sapor.us
Phone: 919-843-5923

Papers may be submitted electronically to: agans@unc.edu. Please copy conferencechair@sapor.us and viceconferencechair@sapor.us when submitting.

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