July 30, 2019

Call for Papers – ISA Forum at Porto Alegre, Brazil 14-18 July 2020

The Call for Papers of RC33 – Research Committee on Logic and Methodology – is Open!

In July 2020 the Fourth ISA Forum of Sociology will take place in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Sociologists from all over the world will be discussing Challenges of the 21st Century: Democracy, Environment, Inequalities, Intersectionality.

RC33 will host 11 sessions (including 3 joint sessions with other RCs) covering a broad range of methodological topics:

  • Comparability of Sample Aggregates in Cross-National Surveys Cultural Response Styles
  • Decolonizing Social Science Methodology – Overcoming Positivism and Constructivism (joint session with RC56 – Historical Sociology)
  • Digital Methods
  • Discourse Analysis, Historical Analysis and Biographical Research: Multi-Method Approaches in Interpretive Empirical Research (joint session with RC38 – Biography and Society)
  • Flexible Data Collection Methods for Hard to Examine Populations
  • Process-Oriented Micro-Macro-Analysis: Mixing Methods in Longitudinal Analysis and Historical Sociology
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Spatiality as Path to Social and Methodological Critique
  • Uses of Paradigms in Mixed Methods Inquiry
  • Women’s Careers and the Process of Civilization (joint session with RC20 – Comparative Sociology, RC32 – Women, Gender and Society, and RC56 – Historical Sociology)

The call for papers is open until September 30th, 2019. You are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation! Further details and a submission form can be found on the conference homepage: If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me:

I’m looking forward to receiving your submission and seeing you in Brazil!

Martin Weichbold

University of Salzburg

Program Coordinator sdloc

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