ICPSR Announces Winners of 2019 Research Paper Competitions!

ANN ARBOR, MI (June 10, 2019) — ICPSR is pleased to announce the First- and Second-Place winners of our 2019 Research Paper Competitions.  

Arnold Johnsen, (Statistics) of Northwestern University earned First Place in the Undergraduate Competition with a paper titled “Modeling Parole & Conditional Release: An Application of Predictive Analytics Techniques.”

Emalie Rell, (Sociology/Anthropology) of Elizabethtown College earned Second Place in the Undergraduate Competition with a paper titled “Mother Doesn't Always Know Best: The Effects of Sex and Support for Sex Education on Views of Teen Access to Birth Control without Parental Consent.”

Angela Lee, (Sociology) of Harvard University earned First Place in the Master’s Competition with a paper titled “A Time-Sensitive Analysis of the Work-Crime Relationship for Young People.”

Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks to everyone who submitted an entry or spread the word about the competitions.

Call for entries for 2020

We are also pleased to announce the 2020 ICPSR Research Paper Competitions for Undergraduates and Graduate Students. 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, 2019.

About the ICPSR Paper Competitions

The ICPSR Research Paper Competitions accept entries of papers for analyses on any topic using data from ICPSR. The purpose of the competitions is to highlight exemplary research papers based on quantitative analysis that uses ICPSR data. We invite submissions from students and recent graduates at ICPSR member institutions.


Margaret C. Levenstein
Director, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research



Jun 5, 2019

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