Start: Nov. 9, 2012
End: Nov. 10, 2012
Place: Maribor, Slovenia
European Sociological Association
The Research Network 21 is the representation of quantitative methodology in the European Sociological Association. RN 21 has been re-launched at the 2011 ESA Conference in Geneva. We broadened the scope of the network and aim to covering the full range of quantitative and mixed methods in European sociological research. To mirror this new scope, we changed the network's name from "RENCORE" to "Quantitative Methods".
The mission of ESA RN 21 is to encourage and enhance rigorous empirical sociological research using quantitative and mixed methods in Europe. We promote the use of all varieties of quantitative and mixed methods, including survey research, experimental methods, causal inference, simulation, statistical techniques, comparative methods, and others.
To their 2012 midterm conference they invite everybody engaged in quantitative or mixed methods empirical research, where ever they may be working - European or Non-European. Besides providing an opportunity for discussion of recent developments in European quantitative research the aim of this midterm conference is to vitalize RN 21 and to strengthen the visibility of quantitative methods in the ESA.
They welcome submissions on all quantitative issues, but especially encourage paper presentations on one of the following topics:
Topic 1: "Measurement Quality and Measurement Equivalence"
Topic 2: "Standardizing Variables for Cross-National Survey Research"
Topic 3: "Experimental Methods and Simulation in Sociological Research"
Topic 4: "Mixing Methods: Moving Beyond the Quantitative-Qualitative Divide"
Topic 5: "Migration and European Integration: Methodological Problems and Approaches"
15. September 2012: Abstract proposals
30. September 2012: Notification of acceptance 1. October 2012: Registration
9./10. November 2012: Conference