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ICPSR Research Paper Competition

1 November 2011 by Samantha Hines

Want to earn money from your research paper?  ICPSR invites submissions for our 2012 Research Paper Competitions from undergraduates and master’s students.  Papers must utilize the ICPSR resource, which can be found in our A-Z listing.

There are three different competitions:

·         The ICPSR Research Paper Competition, for analyses on any topic using data from the ICPSR General Archive or Thematic Collections.

·         The IFSS Research Paper Competition, for analyses on any topic using data from the Integrated Fertility Survey Series.

·         The RCMD Research Paper Competition, for analyses on issues relating to minorities in the United States, including immigrants, using data from the Resource Center for Minority Data.

The purpose of these competitions is to highlight student research papers using IFSS, RCMD, or ICPSR data. The objective is to encourage students to explore the social sciences by means of critical analysis of a topic supported by quantitative analysis of a dataset(s) held within ICPSR, IFSS, or the RCMD archive and presented in written form. Undergraduates or master’s competition entries could be papers written for a capstone course, a senior seminar, or any writing intensive course for which the student uses quantitative data analysis to support or refute a hypothesis. A master’s thesis could be appropriate provided that the terms above are met.

The competitions’ awards are $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2012. For more information, submission guidelines, and promotional posters, please visit the competition Web site.

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