The aim of the conference is to disseminate knowledge and promote methodological debate with the goal of contributing to the scientific development of social science research, particularly by building the evidence base to evaluate the efficacy, efficiency and rigour of the methods and techniques of social science research.

We welcome papers on all aspects of social science methodology, including but not restricted to: critiques and analysis of the philosophical paradigms that underpin the logic of social research; issues in the formulation of research questions; the design of social research; methods of collecting data, and analysing them; research technologies; and issues relating social science methodology to research consumers.

The focus of each presentation will be a methodological issue. Papers concerned solely on the application of a technique are not acceptable, but we welcome papers that illustrate a methodological issue or problem within the context of a substantive research study.

The conference is organised into scheduled sessions covering themes proposed and organised by members of the international social science community.

RC33 Eighth International Conference on Social Science Methodology

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