IEA offers two annual awards to recognize high-quality empirical research that makes use of IEA data. These awards were established in commemoration of the significant contributions that Bruce H. Choppin and Richard M. Wolf made to IEA.
The intention of the awards is to encourage and promote outstanding research (using IEA data) conducted by graduate students, postgraduate students, and established researchers.
General entry requirements
The awards are available annually. However, in any given year, the IEA Awards Committee may decide not to make one or both of the awards.
The deadline for applications is 31 March of each year. Candidates receive feedback within six months of the closing date, and the winners may be asked to present their research at the IEA General Assembly meeting of the same year. For specific award entry requirements, please consult the individual award conditions. Research questions may include, but are not restricted to, the following:
- Within-country studies of the background factors behind educational attitudes or achievement;
- Comparative studies of factors related to achievement across multiple countries;
- Methodological issues associated with conducting large-scale educational research investigations of within-country achievement results via examination of data from comparison countries.
Criteria for both awards include:
- Importance of the problem;
- Conceptualization and design of the study;
- Methods of analysis employed;
- Adequacy of the reporting and discussion;
- Reasonableness of the conclusions.
Submissions for the awards are adjudicated by the IEA Awards Committee chaired by Dr Seamus Hegarty (IEA Publications and Editorial Committee chair). Other members are Dr Dirk Hastedt (IEA Technical Executive Group chair) and Ms Anne-Berit Kavli (IEA chair). Other experts may be added to the committee as required.
This award recognizes outstanding masters or doctoral dissertations that employ empirical research methods and use IEA data.
This award recognizes the author or authors of a paper published in a refereed journal, monograph, or book that includes analysis of data from one or more IEA studies.
Every two years, IEA sponsors a conference for research using IEA study data.