Ana Cristina Ferreira (Dinâmia’CET, ISCTE-IUL)
Margarida Perestrelo (Dinâmia’CET, ISCTE-IUL)
The Sessions of the Thematic Area of “Theories and Methodologies” of the XII Portuguese Sociology Congress aim to reflect on current innovations and best practices in all aspects of social science research theory and methodology and to promote interdisciplinary debate on the practice of sociological reason, having as its fundamental objective to contribute to the deepening of the efficiency and rigor in the mobilization of theories and research methods and techniques in the disciplinary areas concerned.
In this sense, we will focus on communication proposals that refer to original works developed within the social sciences and incorporate elements capable of contributing to their theoretical and methodological development, particularly those that focus on: i) problematization and critical discussion of the scope and boundaries of the paradigms that underpin the logic of truly operative inquiry into the social sciences of today; ii) discussing challenges and presenting innovative ways of solving the theoretical and practical problems raised by research practice; iii) in the empirically illustrated analysis of the virtualities and limitations of the methodological choices made, whether tributary to eminently qualitative, eminently quantitative or mixed approaches.
Considering the general theme of this XII Portuguese Congress of Sociology, under the motto Polarized Societies? Challenges for Sociology communication proposals will be encouraged, from a theoretical and methodological point of view, that allow us to discuss whether or not the polarization of society has led us to a point of no return, that allow us to know the complexity and plurality of social interactions, counteracting the simplification of complex social phenomena that have contributed to the growing polarization of contemporary societies.
Requirements for submission of communication proposals and/or posters:
We therefore invite all sociologists, and related researchers and practitioners, to submit summary proposals for research in the academic and non-academic context in response to our Call.
Posters and visual documents will be accepted as short films or short films focused on projects or interventions. These proposals, notwithstanding the differences between academic and non-academic contexts, should be formulated considering a theoretical framework, objectives, methodologies used, diagnosis, results, and conclusions.
The rules and deadlines to consider for the submission of abstracts, as well as more information about the XII Portuguese Congress of Sociology, can be consulted on the APS website at http://www.aps.pt.
The Thematic Section's coordination will select the best communications to be proposed for publication in the journal SOCIOLOGIA ON LINE