The International Conference on Social Science Methodology (RC33)

Logic and Methodology in Sociology

8 – 11 September 2020 7 – 10 September 2021, Nicosia, Cyprus

News alert 20/5/2020 – Conference postponement

After very careful consideration of all the parameters regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, the RC33 Local Organizers have decided to postpone the conference until 7-10 of September, 2021. The main concern has been the health of all conference participants and the limitation of the spreading of this new disease. In addition, many organizations (universities, research centres and international or EU organizations) have restricted their staff mobility and reimbursement which is causing serious stress to participants.

Thus the following parameters should be noted:

  1. The new dates regarding the conference are 7-10 of September, 2021.
  2. The venue will remain the same, “The Landmark Hotel” in Nicosia.
  3. The abstract submission system will reopen so that people may amend/update their existing work. It will also be possible to submit new work. The system will remain open until 31 of January, 2021.
  4. Please keep checking the conference website for further conference developments.

We would like to wish you all the best and we look forward to seeing you in Nicosia in 2021.

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 
Friday, 31 January 2021
Finalize sessions and presentations Monday, 16 March 2020  tba
Best Paper Awards deadline Tuesday, 31 March 2020  tba
Open registration Monday, 4 May 2020 tba
Author registration deadline Wednesday, 8 July 2020 tba
Close full paper submissions Monday, 24 August 2020 tba
Conference (Nicosia, Cyprus) 8 -11 September 2020
7 – 10 September 2021


The International Conference on Social Science Methodology (RC33)

September 07 – 10, 2021, 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 7-10 September 2021.

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 7 – 10 September, 2021.

The deadline for submissions is 31st March, 2020 tba.

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

20/05/2020: Conference postponement announcement
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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