Dr Jouni Kuha has been awarded the Political Studies Association Special Recognition Award for 2017, as a member of the academic team for the BBC/ITV/Sky joint exit poll for the 2017 General Election (together with John Curtice, Patrick English, Stephen Fisher, Rob Ford, Jonathan Mellon, Roger Mortimore, Colin Rallings, and Michael Thrasher). The PSA panel of expert judges commented that the members of the exit poll team “deserve recognition for their wide range of academic skills and the methodology used as well as the subsequent analysis of the forecast, which had an immense impact during election night”.
You can see a list of the PSA award winners here. For a description of the exit poll methodology, please see here. December 2017.