Proposed by the SMS Research Methods Community and first presented in 2019, the Research Methods Paper Prize recognizes research that is presented at the Annual Conference and introduces a new or improved method or exemplifies an adept application of an existing method. The prize recognizes studies that make significant advances to any type of methodology (qualitative, quantitative, or both) and methodological decision (e.g., sampling, design, measurement, analysis, modeling, etc.).

Nominated authors are invited to submit a full version of their submitted proposal for consideration. Their papers are peer reviewed and finalists are named prior to the conference. The winner is honored at the conference with the SMS Research Methods Paper Prize and will receive an award of US$1,500.

The Co-Chairs of the 2023 SMS Annual Conference Research Methods Paper Prize are Donald Berg, University of Denver, and Brian Boyd, Northern Arizona University.

SMS Annual Conference Research Methods Paper Prize 2022 Recipient

“Eye-tracking Analysis of a Managerial Decision-making Process”
Juan-Pablo Torres, University of Chile
Andrés Musalem, University of Chile
Alejandro Hirmas, University of Amsterdam

Award Past Recipients





Additional details for former recipients of this prize will be added to the website soon.