2016-06-02

ICPSR Announces Winners of 2016 Research Paper Competitions

ICPSR is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Research Paper Competitions.


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 (weight, relative physical development, breast size, and curviness) and their psychological well-being.


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

Enter the 2017 competitions:

We are also pleased to announce the 2017 ICPSR Research Paper Competitions for Undergraduates and Graduate Students and invite submissions from students and recent graduates at member institutions. The purpose of the competitions 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. See the competition website for details. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017.