Ana Cristina Ferreira (Dinâmia’CET, ISCTE-IUL)
Margarida Perestrelo (Dinâmia’CET, ISCTE-IUL)
The Sessions of the Thematic Area “Theories and Methodologies” of the XI 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 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 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 analysis, empirically illustrated, 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 XI Portuguese Congress of Sociology, it will be encouraged communication proposals in particular, from a theoretical and methodological point of view, which will allow us to understand the complexity and plurality of social interactions, the configurations of contemporary identity logics.
Requirements for the 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 small movies 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.