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Inclusive Voices Nomination Information/Process

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The AAPOR Inclusive Voices Award recognizes the important data sets, research, and survey methods that have improved the ability to study complex social phenomena related to understudied populations. The award will be presented to the scholars/researchers, organizations, or institutions who have produced the scholarship (including data collection, methodological approaches, or publications).

Nominations for the 2023 Inclusive Voices Award is now open. Submissions will be accepted from July 1, 2022 until January 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.

Anyone can submit a nomination that includes the following information:
1. Name of the study
2. A description of the study with a focus on the way the study has improved the ability to study complex social phenomena related to understudied populations groups
3. Detailed description of the - data, publications, and/or methodological reports from the study 
The following criteria comprise the eligibility considerations:
1. Studies must have been conducted in the past 20 years
2. The study must explicitly focus on one or more underserved groups
3. The scholarship must be tangible and come in the form of:
  • Data
  • Publications and topical/technical reports (including media coverage)
  • One or more methodological reports of the study (to ensure quality review)
Award selection will be based on:
1. The methodological rigor of the study
2. The extent to which the research involved members of the population under investigation
3. The novelty of the study (e.g., first ever, innovative methods)
4. The extent to which members of the research team have affiliation with AAPOR (via conference participation or membership).
5. Evidence that the population(s) under study has (have) limited study.
Evaluation Process and Award Recognition: 
Entries will be evaluated by a committee chaired by one of AAPOR’s Councilors-at-Large. The Award is presented at the Annual Conference. The award may not be given every year.