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Dear Socnet list members,

We are inviting nominations for the 2018 Robert K. Merton Award. The 
prize will be presented at the 11th International Network for Analytical 
Sociologists Conference (INAS) on June 7-8, 2018, in Stanford 
< >).

Nominations can be for a paper on any topic related to analytical 
sociology, published in print (or online for online-only journals) 
during 2015 or 2016. Self-nominations are allowed.

Papers paying special attention to the following elements will be 
particularly appreciated: careful research design; well-defined 
empirical explanatory focus; clear specification of explanatory 
mechanisms, detailing connections between levels of analysis; 
tailor-made methodological procedures, being qualitative or 
quantitative; explicitness on (methodological) assumptions; clarity in 
the writing style.

Please send a copy of the nominated paper, together with a brief 
motivation to the committee chair at [log in to unmask]

Nominations for the 2018 award are accepted until March 1st, 2018.

We look forward to receiving your nominations,

The Award Committee

Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund
Marc Keuschnigg (last year co-winner)
Gianluca Manzo (chair)
Christian Steglich

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