SIG Initiatives

Outstanding Dissertation Award


The Mixed Methods Research Special Interest Group Outstanding Dissertation Award is an AERA-sanctioned award intended to recognize an individual whose dissertation makes an outstanding contribution to the field of mixed methods research.  The winning application receives recognition by the SIG in the form of an honorarium presented to the recipient at the AERA Mixed Methods SIG Business Meeting held at the annual AERA Meeting.

Empirical studies and methodological topics pertinent to conducting mixed methods research are considered appropriate submissions.  To be eligible for consideration, the dissertation must be completed and defended successfully during a two-year time period before nominations are due.  Currently the award is given out every other year (e.g., 2019, 2021).

Information about how to apply is distributed to SIG members during the Fall before the applications are due.