Call for Session Convenors

We now welcome proposals from individuals or groups to convene sessions on all aspects of social science methodology. Sessions will comprise a set of papers on a common theme. The sessions could be quite small (ie. 4 papers on a theme) or there could be multiple sessions on a theme across time slots and days. Session convenors will organise the reviews of full papers for their session and will coordinate the sessions at the conference. Please note, session convenors are responsible for their own costs of attending the conference.


To propose a session:

Describe the proposed session by filling in an on-line form at this link found here:


Deadline for Session proposals is: Friday July 6, 2018

The sessions will provide the basis for a further call for papers around the session themes.


We encourage you to propose sessions around the four themes.

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 and techniques:

  • Issues in questionnaire design;

  • Cognitive interviews;

  • Collecting sensitive information;

  • Total survey error and total survey quality;


Research technology and tools:

  • Using open source software in survey research;

  • Data visualisation tools;

  • Software use and developments;

  • Data management and analysis tools;


Datasets, data collections and data archiving:

  • Dataset specific sessions;

  • Cross national surveys/research;

  • Panel studies;

  • Data dissemination and use of secondary data.




Key dates:

Session proposals open: Monday May 7, 2018

Session proposals close: Friday July 6, 2018

Sessions confirmed: Friday July 13, 2018

Call for abstracts/papers released: Monday May 7, 2018

Abstract/Full Paper submission closes: Friday August 24, 2018

Abstract acceptance/notification: By Friday September 7, 2018

Full paper acceptance notification: By Friday November 16, 2018

Registration opens: Wednesday August 22, 2018

Early bird registration deadline: Friday October 26, 2018

Conference dates: Wednesday December 12 - Friday December 14, 2018


Submissions for session proposals are now closed.

ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference

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