ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2010

The University of Sydney | Wednesday December 1, 2010 – Friday December 3, 2010

The Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research, Inc. (ACSPRI) will host a conference 1-3 December, 2010 at the University of Sydney. The goal of the conference is to provide a national forum focusing on current and fundamental issues in social science methodology. This is the second ACSPRI conference, the first was held in December, 2006.

Methodology develops so quickly these days that it is hard to keep abreast of innovations and current best practice. This conference provides an opportunity to reflect on contemporary methods, as applied in a range of settings and disciplinary contexts, to get a sense of emerging methods, tools, techniques and technologies, and to discover what resources are available to social science researchers and users of research.

The conference is organised around four major themes:
    * Datasets and data collections
    * Methods and techniques
    * Technology and tools
    * Research paradigms and research design

Each theme will have 1-2 plenary sessions (presentations, panels or round tables); sessions/streams where papers are presented; and short courses or workshops as appropriate. There will be two types of papers: Refereed papers where the full paper is blind peer reviewed and Work-in-progress papers where the abstract is reviewed. Work-in-progress papers are especially suitable for those working on a thesis who want feedback on their research design, and who want to meet up with others working on topics in their area.

Proposals for refereed papers (full paper - maximum 4,000 words), and work-in-progress papers (abstracts only - about 500 words) can be submitted via this website from now until 1 October, 2010.

But note that you do not have to present a paper to benefit from attending this conference.

It may still be possible to include sessions on new topics. If you are interested in organising and chairing a session, then contact <>.




Conference dinner and Saturday workshops  
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Final Conference Program Available

The final conference program is available to view online here: Conference Schedule or to download as a PDF here: Conference Program  
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Professor Mark Western's plenary cancelled

Professor Mark Western is unable to attend the conference
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Instructions on submitting a paper

How to submit a paper to the conference.  You may create an account for the website here.  
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List of Tracks/Sessions

This is the list of sessions for the confererence.  
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ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference

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