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College of Social Sciences PGR Conference 2019

Location: Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, 31st of October - 1st of November, 2019
Call For Presentations: PGR Conference 2019 - Call For Presentations
Deadline for submissions: 15th September 2019, 5pm
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The CoSS is organising a PGR-led Conference this October to strengthen the research community across the college. The conference will give PGRs the opportunity to present their work in the context of the conference themes, and take part in discussions that are relevant to our shared PGR experiences across the social sciences.

There are three main themes to the conference: research methods, research ethics and interdisciplinarity. The conference will include presentation sessions and parallel panel discussions on each of the themes.

You can also submit your research for a Poster Showcase to celebrate research impact in the CoSS.

You can submit abstracts for all of the themes and the Showcase, but you might only be asked to present in one. For guidelines about submitting for each theme please read below:

Themes guidelines:

1. If you are submitting for the methods sessions, we are looking to start a discussion on the changing nature of methodologies thinking specifically about the role of technology and reflexivity in methods. 

2. If you have an innovative approach to methods or you want to share your methods in a reflexive way this is the right session for you.  For the sessions on interdisciplinarity we are looking for presentations that correspond to one of these five main broad areas:

  • Challenges in Changing Cities
  • Digital Society and Economy
  • Justice, Insecurity and Fair Decision Making
  • Intersectionality and Inequality
  • Sustainable Development

The focus of these sessions is on encouraging reflexive practice and sharing some of the challenges of interdisciplinary research.

3. If you are interested in submitting for the sessions on ethics, we are looking for reflexive presentations on the practicality of ethical issues in social science research from managing social media ethics to working with vulnerable participants or researching in challenging evironments.

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