The International Conference on Social Science Methodology (RC33)

Logic and Methodology in Sociology

8 – 11 September 2020, Nicosia, Cyprus

News alert 25/3/2020

After careful consideration of the current Coronavirus outbreak, the Local Organizing Committee still considers likely that RC33 will take place as planned. However, as the situation changes every day and as some countries and come institutions are imposing different restrictions, the Local Organizing Committee will continue monitoring the latest developments and will take all the necessary steps should the situation change.

Kindly note that we will make all the necessary arrangements for participants who do not wish to travel, so that they may present their work remotely. 

The main concern of the Local Organizing Committee is the health of all conference participants and the limitation of the spreading of this new disease. Thus, we will continue monitoring the situation and will act along the guidelines of the local Health Authorities and the World Health Organization.

We would like to wish you all the best and we look forward to seeing you soon in Nicosia.

The Local Organizing Committee

Important Dates

Open call for session/workshop proposals Friday, 19 July 2019
Close call for session/workshop proposals Friday, 01 November 2019
Acceptance of session/workshop proposals Monday, 25 November 2019
Call for papers /abstracts submission Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Close of call for papers /abstracts submission Friday, 31 January 2020
Finalize sessions and presentations Monday, 16 March 2020
Best Paper Awards deadline Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Open registration Monday, 4 May 2020
Author registration deadline Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Close full paper submissions Monday, 24 August 2020
Conference (Nicosia, Cyprus) 8 -11 September 2020


The International Conference on Social Science Methodology (RC33)

September 8th – 11th, 2020, Nicosia, Cyprus

The 10th International Conference on Social Science Methodology of RC33 (Logic and Methodology in Sociology) will be held in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, on 8-11 September 2020.

The local host of the conference will be the Department of Social and Political Sciences,
University of Cyprus.

Call for Applications for the 1st RC33 Awards for Best Papers

At the 10th RC33 Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus 2020 The Board of RC33 is pleased to announce the introduction of two awards for best social science papers! These two awards will highlight excellent published work by RC33 members. Winning articles will each be awarded a prize of 300 €. The awards will be presented at the 10th RC33 Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus taking place 8th-11th September, 2020.

The deadline for submissions is 31st March, 2020.

For guidelines, criteria and the application process click here.

RC33 Thematic Focus: Empirical Research and Society

We live in an era of “alternative news” and “climate change denial”. We experience a political life where the populism prevails over scientific evidence. In such turbulent times, it is important for methodologists to investigate how to encourage society to re-focus on robust scientific evidence.

The conference covers the usual methodological interests of our members (qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods).

However, we are also interested in discussing the many underpinnings of empirical methodology: ethical, legal, social and political. We are also interested in investigating how to educate major stakeholders (e.g. politicians, the Press and the public) to become good consumers of research findings. Finally, we are interested in preparing younger people (e.g. primary and secondary education children) to develop into research-oriented citizens, i.e., citizens who expect to get answers from research, rather than from elsewhere.

Latest News

12/03/2020: Author registration deadline added
Acceptance notifications sent out
Best paper awards info added
Submissions deadline amended to 31 Jan, 2020
Abstract submissions are open
Session/Workshop proposal notifications sent out
Session/Workshop deadlines proposals extended; Check Important Dates for info.
Important dates updated
Submissions for Sessions/Workshop proposals are open
The Call for Proposals is now online
The website is now available



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