This award recognizes rigorously conducted and societally beneficial research contributing knowledge with the
potential to make the world a better place. Responsible research gives rise to both credible and useful
knowledge. Credibility refers to the reliability, validity, and trustworthiness of findings, in either inductive or
deductive work, using qualitative data, quantitative data, or both. Usefulness refers to the potential of the
knowledge to inform policy and influence practice.