Call – International Conference on Social Science Methodology

Call for Session and Workshop Proposals : Conference 8-11 September 2020 in Cyprus

The 10th International Conference on Social Science Methodology of RC33 (Logic and Methodology in Sociology) will be held in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, on 8-11 September 2020. The local host of the conference will be the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus.

Deadline: 1 November 2019

Conference webpage: http://cyprusconferences.org/rc33/
See also www.rc33.org

Thematic Focus of the RC33 2020 Conference: Empirical Research and Society

We live in an era of “alternative news” and “climate change denial”. We experience a political life where the populism prevails over scientific evidence. In such turbulent times, it is important for methodologists to investigate how to encourage society to re-focus on robust scientific evidence.

Topics

We invite session proposals, individual abstracts for presentations, and workshop proposals dealing with all the methodological interests of our members (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods). Possible themes include, but are not limited to:

1. Analysis of Qualitative Data
2. Challenges and opportunities for Applied Qualitative Research
3. Making sense of qualitative interviews
4. Analyzing unstructured data: video, audio, images, text
5. Digital Methodologies: Beyond Big & Small Data
6. Triangulation and Mixed Methods
7. Coding & Analysis of Unstructured Data
8. Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Empirical Research
9. Mobile and Sensor Data Collection and Analysis
10. Analysis of longitudinal data
11. Computer Simulations (e.g., linear and non-linear modeling)
12. Prediction, classification and related methods
13. Experimental Methods in the Social Sciences (e.g. recruitment, ethics, designs)
14. Information and Communication Technologies in Data Collection Methods
15. Issues in Survey Methodology (e.g. non-response, sampling, attrition, analysis, longitudinal designs etc)
16. Spatial Methods
17. Social Network Analysis
18. Unfolding and IRT (e.g. estimation, sample sizes, model fit etc)
19. Error of measurement
20. Harmonization of socio-demographic variables
21. Who owns data? Big data and democratization (Panel session by the International Journal of Social Research Methodology)

• Special Interest Topics
1. School, Work and Occupational studies: methodological challenges
2. Measuring social and political sentiment and emotions
3. Monitoring Offensive and Hate Speech Online
4. Researching older populations
5. Researching immigrant populations

• Topics focused on the Theme of the conference
1. Research Methods / Empirical Research and Society (e.g. educating politicians, the Press and the public to become good consumers of research findings)
2. Preparing primary and secondary education students to become research-oriented citizens, i.e., citizens who expect to get answers from research, rather than from other agents such as populism, religion etc


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