Call | Theories and Methodologies

Call for papers | Teorias e Metodologias


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

  1. The communication proposals or posters must be submitted online by January 30, 2020, on the platform of the XI Portuguese Congress of Sociology, available at
  2. Each author can participate in a maximum of three communication / poster proposals, but can only present one of them orally, and in this case he / she must be the first author. At the end of the program only the proposals in which the first authors have completed the registration within the deadlines will be considered.
  3. Abstracts should be between 1750 and 2500 characters without spaces and should be submited directly by the authors on the platform.
  4. Abstracts may be submitted in Portuguese, Castilian, English or French.
  5. The communication of the evaluation results will be released by March 2, 2020.
  6. In case a proposal submitted to this Thematic Area is considered by the respective evaluators to be better framed in another Section / Thematic Area, it will be referred to it, in order to be evaluated that area.

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.

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