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The University of Leicester’s College of Social Science is due to host a major international conference on Social Science Methodology!

Posted by ld190 at Jan 11, 2016 03:35 PM |
This will be the “RC33 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology 11th -16th September 2016”. The conference will be for 500 delegates and will take place on the main University campus.

This will be the RC33 9th International Conference on Social Science Methodology 11th -16th September 2016. The conference will be for 500 delegates and will take place on the main University campus.

The Department of Sociology will be the lead department for the RC33 conference. The Department of Sociology at Leicester is one of the most prominent and influential in the country. It was ranked 8th out of 88 institutions in the Guardian University Guide 2014.

Sociology at Leicester has a strong methodological stream with Professor John Goodwin, Professor Jason Hughes and Professor Henrietta O’Connor being at the forefront of debates relating to the use of innovative and non-standard research methodologies. This includes re-use/restudies/repurposing (Goodwin and O’Connor); paradata and marginalia (Goodwin and O’Connor); epistolary forms and biographical methods (Hughes and Goodwin) and Internet research methods (O’Connor and Hughes). The methodology strand also includes agent-based modelling (Dr Chattoe-Brown); conversational analysis (Professor Hutchby); and strengths in relation to quantitative sociology (Dr White and Dr Batram) and qualitative/ethnographic research. Research is a major component of the Department’s work.

There are over 50 sessions to take place during the conference. Session topics span a wide variety of areas ranging from developments in traditional social science methods like survey research, to discussions of alternative or innovative methods such as "Paradata" or "Visual Methods". Further information can be found here.

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/sociology/research/rc33-conference

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