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Some Observations on Survey Research Methods and Their Applications in Taiwan: The 2018 Conference and Others

December 8, 2018

As you all know, research methods and methodology are important for all disciplines in social sciences. There is far less research on methodology, however, than that on its applications in most countries. The Center for Survey Research (CSR), Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, with which I am affiliated, is one of […]

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Inga Gaižauskaitė, a New Vice-president for Membership: Introducing Myself

December 5, 2018

Becoming a member of RC33-ISA has been prompted by participation in the World Congress 2018 in Toronto. I have been presenting in a session organized by RC33 and have attended many of its other sessions. It was exciting to be a part of research methodology-oriented discussions some of which were directly linked to my own […]

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Results of RC33 Board Elections (Election Period 2018 – 2022)

November 8, 2018

According to the RC33 statutes, for a new election period, the current President organizes the election and at the World Congress, automatically becomes Past President. The Secretary is automatically nominated for the office of RC33 President. In addition, for all board positions (except for Past President), additional candidates can be nominated. Accordingly, for the election […]

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Replicability in the social sciences: Extent, Reasons and Consequences

August 30, 2018

Inspired by the session of RC33 Logic and Methodology in Sociology in Toronto during the World Congress 2018. The original title of this session talked about the replicability crisis in the social sciences. As the program coordinator, I found that title a little harsh. Is it really a crisis? I mean, what is a crisis? […]

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2018 | XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada

September 27, 2017

Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018 Since the inception of the discipline, sociologists have been concerned with power, violence and justice. Current social, economic and political challenges enhance their relevance. As capitalist globalization expands and deepens, corporate power increases along with global, national and local inequalities. New geo-political […]

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