ICPSR Announces Winners of 2020 Research Paper Competitions!


ICPSR is pleased to announce the First- and Second-Place winners of our 2020 Research Paper Competitions!

  • Jessica J Cox, (Sociology/Anthropology) of Elizabethtown College, earned First Place in the Undergraduate Competition with a paper titled “A Force to Be Reckoned With: The Effects of Social Media Usage on the Views of Police.”
  • Rachel Bickelman, (Sociology/Anthropology and Psychology) of Elizabethtown College, earned Second Place in the Undergraduate Competition with a paper titled “Down and Working in the Dumps: The Effects of Job Satisfaction and Work Stress on Depression.”
  • Ruiqian Li, (Sociology of Religion) of Baylor University, earned First Place in the Master’s Competition with a paper titled “What Kind of Nationalist are You?: A Comprehensive Statistical Modeling for Understanding Public Opinion for Muslims among White Americans.”

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


link to 2021 paper competition flyer


Call for entries for 2021

We are also pleased to announce the 2021 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. See the competition website for details. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2021.

About the ICPSR Paper Competitions

The ICPSR Research Paper Competition accepts 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



May 20, 2020

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