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Branching Out in Research – Call for Abstracts

Date - Tuesday, 13th June 2017 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)


Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, Elmfield Building, Northumberland Road, Sheffield, S10 2TU.

We invite you to submit an abstract for our 2017 Postgraduate conference hosted by the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield. The focus of the conference for this year will be ‘Branching out in Research’ which aims to explore how we can look beyond the usual realms of social research, in terms of topic areas, social groups and methodology. This may include the following areas, but is not restricted to:

  • Under researched topics
  • Working with ‘hard to reach’ groups
  • Innovative research methods
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Collaboration and engagement

This one-day conference aims to bring together postgraduate research students and early career researchers from social science and related disciplines to present their research and ideas, build networks and develop presentation skills.

The organising committee welcomes submissions of abstracts from postgraduate students within this theme.  Presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes following for Q&A. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words. Please submit your abstracts to the following: pgr-conf.scs@sheffield.ac.uk

Submission of abstract deadline: 31st March 2017 at 5pm

Application outcome: 27th April 2017

The conference is free to attend. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Places are limited. More information about conference attendance will be released in April 2017.