CfP: Social Research in a Sceptical Age

Conference title:         ‘Social Research in a Sceptical Age’

Conference date:        6 December 2017

Venue:                         British Library in London

Call deadline:              Monday 7 August

The workshop sessions at the conference are a great opportunity to share and discuss your work with practicing social researchers and research users.   Last year’s conference attracted over 200 people – from research institutes, commercial agencies, central and local government, the voluntary and independent sectors, academia, and more.

You’ll have 20 minutes to present plus 10 more for Q&A, in parallel workshop sessions.  What you present may or may not relate to this ‘sceptical age’, but that’s fine  – we are looking for examples of innovation, applications of methods, and experiences (rather than simple findings) that this audience will find interesting and useful.

At this stage we’re looking for an abstract of up to 500 words to describe and explain what you’d like to present – with a focus on one or more of these areas:

  • Getting the message across
  • The value of narratives
  • Policy evaluation
  • Embedding quality assurance
  • The value of quality in evidence
  • Qualitative innovation
  • Quantitative innovation
  • Involving research participants
  • Dealing with the unexpected

One presenter per successful entry will pay a reduced delegate rate of £55.  The volunteer SRA Events Group will assess all entries and aim to let you know the outcome in September/October.

Please use the template Word doc for your entry, downloadable on our website here:  You can also see there a detailed flyer about the conference, and the keynote and plenary speakers.

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