Call for proposals – Spring into Methods Programme

A new cross discipline collaboration has been initiated between the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities, the SOCIAL Centre for Doctoral Training and SICSA.

The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) are collaborating on Spring into Methods to commission high quality methods training for our postgraduate students. This year, they are also accepting applications from, and offer training to, staff and doctoral researchers affiliated with SICSA.

The Spring into Methods programme brings together arts, humanities and social science doctoral researchers from across Scotland and offers sessions providing an interdisciplinary and in-depth approach to learning a specific research method for up to a maximum of 10 hours.

Proposals are welcome from members of staff in any of the affiliated HEIs to provide this interdisciplinary online training. Considering the global pandemic, and to increase accessibility, we are asking for interactive online proposals that may be flexibly spread over several days. We aim to support 6-8 proposals for events with a maximum cost of £1500 each

Proposals are welcome on the following topics where demand has been identified, however proposals are also welcome in areas that have a convincing case that demonstrates need and demand.

The topics for this year are:

  • Building research methods on principles of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Adapting methods for research during a pandemic
  • Rethinking ethics for research during a pandemic
  • Decolonising Methods
  • Methods and Climate Crisis
  • Creating and using open research data
  • Feminist research methods
  • Mining administrative data
  • Exploring secondary analysis of multimodal or qualitative datasets
  • Posthumanist or more-than-human research
  • Survey design and analysis
  • Relating your research to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Rethinking ‘vulnerability’ in participatory research
  • Open category

The initial deadline for workshop proposals is Friday 22nd January 2021 and more information can be found here.

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