The Australian Consortium of Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI) hosted a conference on the 7th-10th of December, 2014 at The University of Sydney.
The goal of the conference is to provide a forum on current and emerging issues in social science methodology nationally and internationally. The is the 4th ACSPRI hosted methods conference. Conferences were held in 2006, 2010 and 2012.
Given the dynamic nature of methodology and the need to keep abreast of best practice standards and innovation, this conference provides the opportunity to explore and debate emerging issues and to discover what resources are available to social science researchers and users of research. A unique feature of this conference is that it is multi-disciplinary and therefore, brings together researchers from a range of contexts and different settings.
The conference is organised around 3 themes:
- Research paradigms and designs;
- Research methods, techniques, technology and tools;
- Datasets and data collections.
Each theme will have a plenary, panel or keynote; sessions where papers are presented; and workshops as appropriate.
There will be two types of papers:
- Full papers where the full paper is blind peer reviewed (full paper in the conference proceedings);
- Work in progress papers where an abstract is reviewed (abstract in the conference proceedings).
Please note, you can still benefit from attending this conference even if you do not present a paper.
More details are available on the conference website: http://conference2014.acspri.org.au/