CFP: Research Methods Papers

Deadline for submitting abstracts: February 1

The ESA Research Network 21 “Quantitative Methods” seeks abstract submissions for the European Sociological Association’s 11th Conference which will take place in *Torino, Italy 28-31 August 2013.*

The Quantitative Methods Research Network (RN21) of the European Sociological Association (ESA) brings together social scientists with a research interest in quantitative methodology and empirical research, including survey research, mixed methods, experimental methods, causal inference, simulation, statistical techniques, comparative methods, and others. The theme of the 11th conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA) is “Crisis, Critique and Change.” In accordance with this thematic RN21 especially invites papers on quantitative approaches on the contemporary economic crisis and on crisis and change in quantitative methodology. We welcome submissions on all quantitative issues, but especially encourage paper presentations on one of the following topics:

01RN21. Measurement Quality and Measurement Equivalence
02RN21. Standardizing Variables for Cross-National Survey Research
03RN21. Experimental Methods and Simulation in Sociological Research
04RN21. Methods and Applications of Social Network Analysis
05RN21. Mixing Methods: Moving Beyond the Quantitative-Qualitative Divide
06RN21. Teaching Quantitative Methods
07RN21. Quantitative Methods (open)

We are open for additional topics as long as they can be accommodated in the conference schedule. Colleagues from outside of Europe are of course welcome to submit abstracts and participate in the sessions.
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Authors are invited to submit their abstract either to the general session (open) or any specific session. Please submit each abstract only to one session. After abstract evaluation, coordinators will have the chance to transfer papers between sessions where applicable.

Abstracts should not exceed 1750 characters (including spaces, approximately 250 words). Each paper session will have the duration of 1.5 hours. Normally sessions will include 4 papers. Abstracts can only be submitted online no later than 1st of February 2013to the submission platform at: www.esa11thconference.eu. Abstracts sent by email cannot be accepted.

The information requested during abstract submission include: 1) name(s), afflation(s) and email of all the author(s); 2) contact details of presenting author (postal address, and telephone in addition to email); 3) title of proposed presentation; 4) up to 4 keywords (optional). Submitting authors will receive an email of acknowledgement of successful submission receipt. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and selected for presentation by the Research Network; the letter of notification will be sent by the conference software system in early April 2013. Each author cannot submit more than two abstracts (as first author).

*Abstract submission deadline: 1st February 2013*
*Abstract submission platform: http://www.esa11thconference.eu*

If you have further questions on the conference, please visit the conference website. If you have any questions on RN21 sessions please do not hesitate to write an email to henning.best@gesis.org .

I’m looking forward to seeing you in Turin,
Henning Best (ESA RN21 coordinator)