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Update regarding Covid-19 and RC33 conferences

March 30, 2020

Dear RC33 members, I hope you are all well. I will not repeat phrases that have been said a million times, but the Covid19 pandemic has put the entire world on hold. Organizing conferences seem to be less important in a time of major health concerns, quarantine and house arrest. Nevertheless, we have to make […]

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New RC33 membership fees: low fees for lower income countries

March 19, 2020

In order to lower the threshold for scientists and students from low-income countries to become a RC33-member, the board decided to introduce a differentiation in RC33 membership fees. Similar to an ISA membership, we now distinguish between 3 categories of countries according to the Gross National Income of the economy (see www.worldbank.org or the list on the ISA website). This applies to […]

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Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (GCSMUS)

March 16, 2020

Project Description The “Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability” (GCSMUS) is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) via the DAAD program “Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation – exceed” and based at the Technische Universität Berlin (Speakers: Prof. Dr. Nina Baur and Prof. Dr. Angela Million, Coordinator: […]

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Our International RC33 Conference in Cyprus

January 31, 2020

This is an exciting year for the members of our RC33 community. In addition to planning our forthcoming regional conferences in March/April in Botswana, Brazil and India, we are working hard to prepare an amazing conference in September 2020 in Cyprus. Officially, this will be our 10th International Conference on Social Science Methodology and it […]

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BMS and RC33

January 7, 2020

If you are a current member of RC33 or even a former RC33 member, you have been receiving weekly emails from me concerning materials such as books and articles, and also forth-coming events associated with sociological methodology or just simply with sociological research in general. As Founding Editor of the Bulletin of Sociological Methodology / […]

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The research methods fireworks: RC33 as a main platform

December 13, 2019

It is as if in the last two decades social scientists more and more love to celebrate their research methods. When looking at all research methods initiatives, conferences, meetings, trainings, workshops et cetera that pass by in newsletters and emails, and when googling and checking what’s going on in research methodology in social sciences, at […]

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Decolonizing social science methodology conference session – CfP

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May 9, 2019

Dear Colleagues, please consider submitting an English-language abstract for the session “Decolonizing Social Science Methodology – Overcoming Positivism and Constructivism” hosted by the Research Committees on “Logic and Methodology in Sociology” (RC33) and “Historical Sociology” (RC56) at the IVth ISA Forum of Sociology on “Challenges of the 21st Century: Democracy, Environment, Inequalities, Intersectionality” (14.-18.07.2020, Porto Alegre, Brazil). […]

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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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