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Call for contributors: Theory and method in higher education research

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Do you feel you have a contribution to make for how theory and methods are used in higher education research?

The editors of the book series “Theory and Method in Higher Education Research”, Prof. Jeroen Huisman (Ghent University, Belgium) and Prof Malcolm Tight (Lancaster University, UK), are now seeking a few additional contributions to complete the 2016 volume.

The first two volumes of this series were published by Emerald in 2013 and 2014 as part of the series International Perspectives on Higher Education Research. Their success persuaded the publishers to start a separate series, Theory and Method in Higher Education Research, publishing one volume a year. The first volume of this series is now with the publishers and will come out later in 2015. The second volume is in the process of being put together for publication in 2016.

Expressions of interest in contributing a chapter should be emailed to both editors.

Deadline for abstracts, 30th of November.

Read more information here




Social science research methods event in Oxford

National Centre for Research Methods in UK is hosting the 5th Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Research Methods Festival, at the St Catherine’s College in Oxford. The event takes place on 2-5 July 2012. This event features a number of keynote lecturers on various social science methods topics, and 4 days of sessions on various research methods topics.

You can download the programme (.pdf) here. It is also possible to only attend selected days of the event, and  there is a specialized PhD poster session.  For more information, view the event homepage.  

Main themes for  the event include:

  • The interface between social and natural sciences
  • Methodological innovations
  • Mixed and multimodal methods
  • Career and skills development
  • Interventions and evaluations




ESF summer school for quantitative methods

European Science Foundation is arranging summer schools within the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences 2 programme. The summer schools provide unique opportunity for young researchers to gain up-to-date knowledge on the developments in quantitative methods and provide an arena for networking with international researchers working with quantitative methods from a range of disciplinary backgrounds.

The two Summer Schools in 2011 are:

  • Analysis methods for cross-national comparisons – Second half of August 2011, Leuven, Belgium
  • Network dynamics – 29 August – 6 September 2011, Groningen, the Netherlands

Accommodation and meal costs at the Summer Schools will be covered by the organisers, but applicants must cover their own travel costs. Only in exceptional cases of hardship will contributions be made to travel costs. Successful applicants will be expected to attend for the entire duration of the Summer School.

The courses target PhD students or junior researchers (finished PhD no longer than 5 years ago). They should be citizens, or work in the Euroepan countries listed on the QMSS2 website.

Application deadline 31st of January 2011. The Call for Participants with extended information on the application procedure can be downloaded here.