The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) has acknowledge the top quality of the work of two COPS members, Andrew Hayes and Carroll Glynn, by awarding them the Worcester Prize for Best Article appearing in the journal International Journal of Public Opinion Research for 2005.
The papers (a one-two punch in the 3rd and 4th issues of 2005) put forth the concept of Willingness to Self-Censor and present evidence for the validity of its measurement. The articles can be downloaded from an OSU computer at:
Willingness to Self-Censor: A Construct and Measurement Tool for Public Opinion Research
Validating the Willingness to Self-Censor Scale: Individual Differences in the Effect of the Climate of Opinion on Opinion Expression
Jim Shanahan of Cornell University was a co-author on the papers.
Congratulations Andrew and Carroll!!!