Best Paper in SRM Award

ESRA awards its ‘Best Paper in SRM’ award to authors of the highest quality publications in the ESRA journal ‘Survey Research Methods’. The aim of the award is to increase the journal’s visibility and act as an additional incentive for attracting high quality papers to the journal.  Nominations for the prize are made by the SRM editor and associate editors from among all papers published in the journal during the two calendars preceding the year in which the prize is awarded.  The winning article is then selected by a subcommittee of the ESRA Committee.  The winner receives a certificate at the Conference Dinner.

2017 Best Paper in SRM Award: Marc Hoglinger, Ben Jann, and Andreas Diekmann

The award for the best paper published in ESRA’s journal Survey Research Methods in 2015-2016 goes to Marc Hoglinger (University of Bern), Ben Jann (University of Bern), and Andreas Diekmann (ETH Zurich). The winning paper, entitled “Sensitive Questions in Online Surveys: An Experimental Evaluation of Different Implementations of the Randomized Response Technique and the Crosswise Model”, was published in SRM in 2016 (Volume 10). It makes an important contribution to what we know about methods for asking sensitive questions in surveys, based on a clever online experiment examining different versions of the Randomized Response Technique (RRT). The paper includes an impressively clear discussion of the issues, and presents the results effectively, showing that the specific version indeed makes a difference. The paper concludes with a very careful, measured statement about what we can conclude from the study.

Past recipients:

2015 Jolene D. Smyth, Kristen Olson and Alian Kasabian, “The Effect of Answering in a Preferred Versus a Non-Preferred Survey Mode on Measurement”.