FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS: 5th Biennial ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2016

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS: 5th Biennial ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2016

Theme: Social science in Australia: 40 years on

Conference dates: Tuesday July 19 – Friday July 22, 2016

Venue: The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

The call for abstracts of papers and/or full papers is now open (Wednesday September 23, 2015) and will close on Friday March 4, 2016. Abstract acceptance notification will be by Thursday March 24, 2016. Full paper acceptance/notification will be by Friday April 29, 2016 after a peer review process.

Registration opens Friday March 4, 2016. The early bird registration deadline is May 31, 2016.

The Australian Consortium of Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI) will host it’s 5th Social Science Methodology Conference on the 19th-22nd of July at The University of Sydney. To mark the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of ACSPRI the theme of the conference is Social science in Australia: 40 years on.

We think this is a fitting time to reflect on how social science internationally and nationally has changed over this 40 year period and to reflect also, on where we are now and what the future might hold. One of the challenges in the social science methods space is it’s dynamic nature. Given this and the need to keep abreast of changes and innovation, this conference provides the opportunity to reflect on where we’ve come from, highlight where we are and imagine our future as social scientists.

A unique feature of this conference is that it is multi-disciplinary and brings together researchers and methodologists from a range of environments and contexts.

With a focus on the past, present and future the conference is organised around four themes:

  1. Research paradigms and designs;
  2. Research methods and techniques;
  3. Research technology and tools;
  4. Datasets, data collections and data archiving.

There will be two types of papers:

  1. Work in progress papers where an abstract is reviewed (abstract in the conference proceedings). Abstracts should be submitted even if a full paper is also submitted since abstracts will be reviewed and notifications sent first.
  2. Full paper where the full paper is blind peer reviewed (full paper published in the final conference proceedings).

Please note you are not required to submit a full paper for this conference.  This is optional.

Details of sessions are available here:

Abstracts for papers will only be accepted through the online submission form available here:

The conference website provides information about the conference, including key dates and deadlines, registration fees and submission guidelines available here:


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