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Lab PI Butts Honored w/Leo Goodman Award

Published on August 18, 2010 by

We are pleased to announce that Lab PI Carter Butts has been named the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Leo A. Goodman award of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Methodology. The Goodman award is the highest honor granted to young methodological researchers within the discipline, recognizing cumulative contributions to sociological methodology by a scholar who is no more than 15 years past the completion of his or her Ph.D. The award was announced at the 2010 Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta, GA, with renowned sociologist and statistician Leo Goodman himself on hand to present the award on behalf of the Section. Section Chair Tim Liao, speaking for the awards committee, highlighted Butts’s contributions to methods for the analysis of social network and life history data, as well as his contributions to software and computational tools for network analysis. Butts’s research in this area has appeared in a number of academic journals, including Sociological MethodologySocial Networks, the Journal of Statistical Software, and Science, and his statistical and software tools have been applied in areas ranging from organizational analysis and the study of disasters to the modeling of HIV.

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