The conference is organised around 3 themes:

  • Research paradigms and designs;
  • Research methods, techniques, technology and tools;
  • Datasets and data collections.

Indicative themes/initial ideas for sessions within each theme. These are not exhaustive but rather, indicative. We welcome sessions on any area of social science methodology.

Research Paradigms and designs:

  • Multi-method and mixed methods research;
  • Models of qualitative research;
  • Ethnographic approaches;
  • Challenges in survey research;
  • Case study research.


Research methods, techniques, technology and tools

  • Issues in questionnaire design;
  • Cognitive interviews;
  • Collecting sensitive information;
  • Total survey error and total survey quality;


Datasets and data collections:

  • Dataset specific sessions;
  • Cross cultural surveys;
  • Cross national surveys/research;
  • Panel studies;
  • Data archiving;
  • Data dissemination and use of secondary data.


ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference

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