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Competitions and Awards

GOR 19 Award Gewinner - Copyright: Simon Westphal

GOR 19 Award Winners and Jurymembers – Copyright: Simon Westphal

GOR Best Practice Award

Past winners of the GOR Best Practice Award include:

  • GOR Best Practice Award 2020: Katrin Krüger (Happy Thinking People, Germany) and Jessica Adel (Electrolux AB Europe, Sweden) for their study „Chilling with VR – A Case Study with H/T/P, Electrolux and Vobling. How the Interplay between Classical Qualitative and VR Generated Efficiencies and Effectiveness”
  • GOR Best Practice Award 2019: Holger Lütters (HTW Berlin), Malte Friedrich-Freksa (GapFish GmbH), Dmitrij Feller (pangea labs GmbH), Marc Egger (Insius UG) and Mark Wolff (GapFish GmbH) for their study „Automation of the Real Voice of the Customer. Use of massive audio and video interaction in online interviews”
  • GOR Best Practice Award 2018: Yannick Rieder, Thomas Perry (both Q | Agentur für Forschung) and Sabine Feierabend (SWR Südwestrundfunk) for their study „From Research to Content: How We Exploit the Web like a Goldmine for Editors and Content Producers”
  • GOR Best Practice Award 2017: Beat Fischer (LINK Institut) and Christof Hotz (APG|SGA, Allgemeine Plakatgesellschaft AG) for their study “Innovative out of home advertising research using beacons”
  • GOR Best Practice Award 2016: Tom De Ruyck, Anouk Willems (both InSites Consulting) and Annemiek Temming (Danone Dairy) for their study “The Insight Activation Studio”.
  • GOR Best Practice Award 2015: Eva Herzog, Kerstin Hammen (both Yahoo! Deutschland) and Michael Wörmann (Facit Digital) for their study “Native Ads – Ad Content in Context”.
  • GOR Best Practice Award 2014: Olaf Wenzel (SKOPOS) and Christian Lauterbach (Deutsche Telekom) for their study “New Enabling of Advertising Research Using Facial Coding and Real Time Response Measurement Online”
  • GOR Best Practice Award 2013: Gerhard Keim, Patricia Blau und Dominic Fried-Booth (GIM. Gesellschaft für Innovative Marktforschung and Barnes & Noble) for their presentation “Read between the lines – Understanding the potential of e-reading in Germany)
  • GOR Best Practice Award 2012: Mitja Wogatzky, Julia Sauermann, Henning Breuer and Fee Steinhoff (FactWorks GmbH and Telekom Innovation Laboratories) for their presentation “Turning fiction into the road ahead – the Local Innovation Panel of Deutsche Telekom”.
  • GOR Best Practice Award 2011: Andreas Woppmann (MAM Babyartikel GmbH) and Karl Ledermüller (Vienna University of Economics and Business) for their presentation “Quick and clever – creating an automated facebook montoring tool for MAM”.
  • GOR Best Practice Award 2010: Martin Einhorn, Michael Löffler and Thomas Klein Reesink (Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG) for their presentation “Media usage patterns of premium customers in the USA, Japan and Germany”.

GOR Poster Award

Past winners of the  GOR Poster Award:

  • GOR Poster Award 2020: Adrian Hoffmann, Julia Meisters and Jochen Musch (University of Duesseldorf, Germany) for their Poster “Indirect Questioning Techniques: An Effective Means to Increase the Validity of Online Surveys”
  • GOR Poster Award 2019: Stephan Schlosser (University Göttingen), Jan Karem Höhne (University of Mannheim) and Daniel Qureshi (University Frankfurt) for their Poster „SurveyMaps: A sensor-based supplement to GPS in mobile web surveys“
  • GOR Poster Award 2018: Silvana Weber, Tanja Messingschlager and Nina Oszfolk (all Universität Würzburg)for their Poster „Social Comparison Behavior on Social Media: The influence of cognitive re-evaluations“
  • GOR Poster Award 2017: Markus Hörmann and Maria Bannert (Technical University Munich) for their poster “Read It From My Fingertips – Can Typing Behaviour Help Us to Predict Motivation and Answer Quality in Online Surveys?” (1st place); Dirk Frank and Manuela Richter (ISM GLOBAL DYNAMICS) for their poster “Digitalization of health: Examining the business potential of a medical self-diagnosis app using an experimental online research approach” and Maria Andreasson, Johan Martinsson and Elias Markstedt (University Gothenburg) for their poster “Effects of additional reminders on survey participation and panel unsubscription” (shared 2nd place)
  • GOR Poster Award 2016: Jan-Mathis Schnurr, Christina Bülow and Sebastian Behrendt (Universität der Bundeswehr München) for their poster “Mixed-Method Approaches in Enterprise Social Software Evaluation” (1st place); Peter Hellmund and Lutz Hagen (TU Dresden) for their poster “Pegidas Echo Chamber – And other Uses of Facebook to Dresdens Notorious Political Movement” (2nd place); Stephan Schlosser and Jan Karem Höhne (University Göttingen) for their poster “The Adequacy of Outlier Definitions based on Response Time Distributions in Web Surveys: A Paradata Usability Study” (3rd place)
  • GOR Poster Award 2015: Jana Sommer, Birk Diedenhofen and Jochen Musch (all University Düsseldorf) for their poster “Not to Be Considered Harmful: Mobile Users Do Not Spoil Data Quality in Web Surveys” (1st place); Steffen Lemke, Athanasios Mazarakis and Isabella Peters (University Kiel, ZBW – German National Library for Economics) for their poster “Understanding Scientific Conference tweets” (2nd place) and Jean Philippe Décieux, Philipp Sischka (both University Luxemburg), Alexandra Mergener (BIBB) and Kristina Neufang (University Trier) for their poster “Higher response rates at the expense of validity? Consequences of the implementation of the ‘forced response’ option within online surveys” (2nd place).
  • GOR Poster Award 2014: Maria Douneva (University of Muenster), Rafael Jaron (NORDLIGHT research) and Meinald Thielsch (University of Muenster) for their poster “Effects of website design on first impressions, aesthetic judgments, and memory performance” and Ines Schaurer, Bella Struminskaya and Lars Kaczmirek (all GESIS) for their poster “Incentives on demand in a probability-based online panel: redemption and the choice between pay-out options”
  • GOR Poster Award 2013: Anna Schnauber (University of Mainz) and Teresa K. Naab (Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media) for their poster “Measuring Media Habits in a Self-Administered Online Questionnaire”
  • GOR Poster Award 2012: Meinald Thielsch (University of Muenster) and Rafael Jaron (NORDLIGHT Research) for their poster “From first impression to recommendation – users’ view on websites” and Markus Baumann, Matthias Haber and Christian H. Wältermann (University of Mannheim) for their poster “Politician’s Publishing Behavior”
  • GOR Poster Award 2011: Cornelius Puschmann, Katrin Weller and Evelyn Dröge (University of Düsseldorf) for their poster “Studying Twitter conversations as (dynamic) graphs: visualization and structural comparison”.
  • GOR Poster Award 2010: Barbara Stiglbauer, Manuela Gamsjäger, Timo Gnambs, Bernad Batinic and Herbert Altrichter (Johannes Kepler University Linz) for their poster “Developing and Evaluating a Student Online Panel”.

GOR Thesis Award

Past winners of the GOR Thesis Award:

  • GOR Thesis Award 2020: for best PhD: Michael Joseph Bossetta (Lund University, Sweden) for his study „The Digital Architectures of Social Media: Platforms and Participation in Contemporary Politics”; for best bachelor/master thesis: Sonja Rebekka Weißmann (Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany) for her M.A. thesis “Using Artificial Neural Networks for Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis of Laptop Reviews”
  • GOR Thesis Award 2019: for best bachelor/master thesis: Nadja Sigle (University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart) for her master thesis „Can these stars lie? Online reviews as a basis for measuring customer satisfaction”
  • GOR Thesis Award 2018: for best PhD: Lianne Ippel (University of Liège) for her study „Multilevel Modeling for Data Streams with Dependent Observations“; for best bachelor/master thesis: Anastasiia Samokhina (TH Köln) for her thesis „Analysing the systematics of search engine autocompletion functions by means of data mining methods“
  • GOR Thesis Award 2017: for best PhD: Gesa Alena Linnemann (University Münster) for her study “Alignment and Spoken Dialogue Systems – Influences on Trustworthiness and User Satisfaction”; for best bachelor/master thesis: Katharina Burgdorf (University Mannheim) for her study “Determinants of Item Nonresponse in the German Internet Panel”
  • GOR Thesis Award 2016: for best PhD: Peter Kraker (Know Center) for his study “Visualizing Research Fields Based on Scholarly Communication on the Web”; for best bachelor/master thesis: Jessica Wengrzik (GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences) for her study “Motivated Underreporting and Response Propensity: Do persons likely to respond give better answers to filter and eligibility questions?”
  • GOR Thesis Award 2015: for best PhD: Bella Struminskaya (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences) f0r her study “Data quality in probability-based online panels: Nonresponse, attrition, and panel conditioning”; for best bachelor/master thesis: Alexander Wenz (University of Essex) for his bachelor thesis “Predicting Response Times in Web Surveys” and Leonie Flacke (University Münster) for her bachelor thesis “Website Evaluation at Different Phases of Website Use”
  • GOR Thesis Award 2014: For the segment best Master or diploma thesis the award went to Sven Kopp (2hm & Associates GmbH) for his study “The importance of perceived price fairness for paid content strategies”. The award for best doctoral thesis was presented to Cathleen Stützer (TU Dresden) for her study “Distribution of Information and Knowledge in Collaborative Learning Systems. Structural and Relational Analysis about the Impact of Social Organizational Structures in Knowledge Networks in the Case of the Web Based Collaborative Learning System in Higher Education called OPAL”
  • GOR Thesis Award 2012: The award for best master thesis was awarded to Jessica Sabrina Kunert (London School of Economics, United Kingdom) for her study “Building a digital electoral connection: MEP’s websites and Facebook profiles. How do MEPs present themselves online?”. The award for best PhD thesis was awarded to Umar Ruhi (McMaster University, Canada) for his work on “Social-Technical Determinants of Member Participation in Virtual Communities: An Exploratory Mixed Methods Investigation“
  • GOR Thesis Award 2010: Michael Opgenhaffen (University of Leuven, Belgium) for his thesis “Multimedia, Interactivity, and Hypertext in Online News: Effect on News Processing and Objective and Subjective Knowledge.”
  • GOR Thesis Award 2009: Vera Toepoel (CentERdata, Netherlands) for her thesis “A Closer Look at Web Questionnaire Design” and J. Roselyn Lee (Stanford University, USA) for her thesis “A Threat on the Net: Stereotype Threat in Avatar-Represented Online Groups”