LCSS PhD Methodology Conference Held at LSE
The 2nd LCSS PhD Methodology Conference, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Doctoral Training Centres, was held on 22nd of February at the London School of Economics (LSE).
The 2nd LCSS PhD Methodology Conference, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Doctoral Training Centres, was held on 22nd of February at the London School of Economics (LSE). The conference theme was “Mixed Methods in Social Science”, with the aim of providing an opportunity for PhD students and recent doctoral graduates from a range of social sciences disciplines to share and discuss the methods used in their research and any challenges they may have encountered.
The conference included 8 panel sessions on a diverse range of topics with paper titles including “Environmental measures and its effect on Indian exports: Case of Shrimp and prawn sector of India”, “Seeing’ the Risks: Problems and possibilities of a collaborative visual ethnography of youth, crime, and risk”, “Explaining Changes in Cyber Security Perceptions of US Policy Elites: A Mixed Methods Approach”, and “Examining the Right to Die: Legal and Societal Perspectives”. There were 20 presentations made during the course of the conference with very interesting research themes stimulating a range of academic discussions and debates as well as invaluable feedback for the presenters. There was also great interest shown to our keynote session, by Professor Linda Mulcahy from the Department of Law at the LSE, stating how mixed methodology within the social science arena has become a prevalent research tool with its pros and cons regarding the historical trajectories of social science disciplines.
Continuing from the first methodology conference, Dr. Fahri Karakas from the University of East Anglia led a “Professional Development Workshop”, offering invaluable hints and tips on how to succeed during your doctoral studies as well as preparing for a life in academia.
At the end of the evening, dinner was organised at Sofra restaurant for everybody involved with the conference, offering a chance for the participants to network with their colleagues in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
We would like to thank our presenters, keynote speakers, chairs, sponsors and all participants for making this conference intellectually inspiring and academically thought-provoking.
Summer Scout for Disadvantaged Children project aims to enable children aged between 9-15 to actively engage with peers through educational and leisurely scout activities resulting in a better understanding of using their free time wisely and actively, thus building their self-esteem and confidence by developing their social interaction and communication skills.
British Engagement Project for Displaced Children seeks to enhance understanding of British values, culture, and history through a professionally developed non-informal curricula designed for displaced (i.e. asylum seekers, refugees, forced migrants) families children, aged between 11-16.
On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis
In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.
We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August
International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education
LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education
Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy
Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.