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Call – RC33 Conference Session & Workshop Proposals (8-11 Sep, Cyprus)

Deadline: 1 November 2019

RC33 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.

Call for Session and Workshop Proposals

We invite scholars to submit proposals of the following type:

1. Open session
Please prepare a 300 word abstract (other people will be able to submit a paper for your session).

2. Closed session with planned speakers
A closed session proposal contains a description of the session (300
words) including abstracts of planned speakers (300 words). A session is
90 minutes and we suggest about 4-5 speakers per session.

3. Workshop proposals
Workshop proposals should contain a detailed description of the workshop
(300-500 words), including what will be learnt from the workshop, for whom the workshop is relevant, and any prior knowledge needed to attend the workshop. Participants of the conference can attend the workshops at no cost. Note that workshop presenters will not be paid or otherwise reimbursed for their presentation of the workshop. RC33 views workshops as an alternative form of discussing a research problem. The workshops are 90 minute sessions for the discussion of a specific topic with one or two stimulating presentations followed by discussions or on-site analysis of data. The aim is to have a more thorough discussion about a topic than in normal sessions, as well as educating the RC33 audience about a topic.
Conference webpage: http://cyprusconferences.org/rc33/
See also http://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.


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.


[ Informação APSIOT ]

IV International Meeting of Sociology (ISSOW) – Abstracts deadline: 15 December 2019

The IV International Meeting of Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Organisations and Work (ISSOW) will explore the multiple and complex implications of the digital economy on working conditions, working time and work-life balance, labour relations, skills and occupations, gender and social inequalities, subjectivities and regulatory institutions.

Advanced technologies, ICTs, robotics and artificial intelligence are accelerating the reconfiguration of occupations, skills, working conditions, labour relations and work organization. Digital platforms are giving rise to new business models, new forms of hiring, managing and controlling. Labour processes across diverse industries are rapidly changing, as well as power relations and subjectivities at work. While new occupations are emerging and new skills are being demanded from the workforce/service providers, many jobs are rendered obsolete and/or relocated globally.

Digital technologies are also profoundly transforming the locations from where people work, how they work and when work is performed. While optimistic accounts see the increasing panoply of technological devices, IT services and networks as sources of greater quality of life, critical tones stress the blurring of boundaries between paid work and non-paid work activities.

Yet, despite the widespread changes, complex patterns of social inequality and labour market discrimination are shaped by gender, age, ethnic/cultural background and social class. The institutional and regulatory structures also need to be brought into the sociological debate.

Papers focusing in the following topics are particularly welcome:

1 – Working conditions and labour relations in the digital economy
2 – The (global) digital labour platforms and the ‘uberisation’ of work
3 – The impact of digital technologies on working time and work-life balance
4 – Innovation, occupations and skills in the digital economy
5 – Training and employment in the digital economy
6 – The role of public policies and regulatory institutions
7 – Gender and the digital economy


Abstracts must not exceed 350 words and include: the research purposes, the methodology and the main results.
Languages of the Meeting: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.
(maximum number of papers per author: 2)
Registration/Abstracts: http://www.apsiot.pt/images/siteivei/iveiindex.html

Important Dates:

– Early-bird registration due date / value: 15 December 2019 / Fee: 70€
– Late registration due date / value: 23 February 2020 / Fee: 90€
– Submission deadline: 13 December 2019
– Notification of acceptance: 17 January 2020