The career achievement is the highest honor bestowed by the Society and recognizes the foundational, distinguished and sustained contributions to the field and the Society made by the recipients over their careers.
|Recipient||Larry Bartels (Vanderbilt)|
Over a career of nearly 40 years, Larry has fundamentally challenged, altered, and increased our understanding of voters, elections, media, representation, nominations, inequality, and democracy. In doing so, he worked to preserve and maintain the world’s longest-standing collection of political data as Chair of the American National Election Studies Board of Advisers. He has advanced knowledge about survey methodology and the analysis of survey data. His work combines a keen eye for inferential challenges, the technical knowhow to develop and deploy statistical models to overcome these challenges, and a deep sensitivity to what might go wrong when models are applied to real-world politics. This makes him a true political methodologist; one who focuses on methodological issues that are consequential for science, but also when putting science in to practice, he uses his tools in ways that respect the politics of the problem.
|Selection committee||Jeff Lewis (UCLA, chair), Frederick Boehmke (Iowa), and Michael Ward (Duke)|