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Culturally Sensitive Approaches – Potential New Directions of Empirical Research

11.08.2022 20:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

February 20-26, 2023

Indian Institute for Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee, India)

Deadline: August 31, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

we hereby invite you to submit an abstract for the Session “Culturally Sensitive Approaches – Potential New Directions of Empirical Research” at the “3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability” (“SMUS Conference”), which will simultaneously be the “3rd RC33 Regional Conference Asia: India”, and take place on site at the Indian Institute for Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee, India) from Monday, February 20th, to Sunday, February 26th, 2023.

The deadline for ‘Call for Abstracts’ for the conference has been extended till 31.08.2022. We kindly invite you to submit an abstract to this or to other sessions of this inspiring conference.

Best regards,

Thomas Herdin

About the Conference

The six-day conference aims at continuing a global dialogue on methods and should attract methodologists from all over the world and all social and spatial sciences (e. g. anthropology, area studies, architecture, communication studies, computational sciences, digital humanities, educational sciences, geography, historical sciences, humanities, landscape planning, philosophy, psychology, sociology, urban design, urban planning, traffic planning and environmental planning). The conference programme will include keynotes, sessions and advanced methodological training courses. With this intention, we invite scholars of all social and spatial sciences and other scholars who are interested in methodological discussions to suggest an abstract to any sessions of the conference. All papers have to address a methodological problem.

Please find more information on the above institutions on the following websites:

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Conference Sessions:

1. Co-Production (of Knowledge) as Pathway to Decolonization of Knowledge in the Global South

2. Decolonizing Social Science Methodology

3. Fieldwork in the Global South – Shedding Light into the Black Box

4. Assessing the Quality of Survey Data

5. Comparing Social Survey Data Collected During a Global Crisis? The Uncertainty of Comparative Research

6. Culturally Sensitive Approaches – Potential New Directions of Empirical Research

7. Application of Quantitative Techniques in Spatial Analysis

8. Ethnography as Spatial-Temporal Method

9. Ethnographic Methods: Constructing Public Space

10. Visualizing Urban Nature: Ethnographic Approaches and Explorations

11. Multimodal Data Integration for Spatial Research

12. How Modality Matters? Learning from the Multiplicity of (Non-)Digital Discourse Analytical Approaches

13. Discourse Analysis, Historical Analysis and Biographical Research: Multi-Method Approaches in Interpretive Empirical Research

14. The Individual and the City: Urban Life Stories

15. Measuring Change in Urban Space(s)

16. The Longue Durée in the 21st-Century Social Sciences: Methodological Challenges of Analyzing Long-Term Social Processes

17. Design Methods for Accessibility and Social Inclusion

18. Applying Spatial Methods in Homelessness Studies: Methodological and Ethical Challenges

19. Analysing Hidden Forms of Violence and their Spatialities: The Methodological Challenges of the Research on Intimate Partner Violence and Sexualized Violence

20. Spatial Methods in Healthcare Research

21. Methods of Transnational Organisational and Economic Research

22. Methods for Studying the Spatial Dimension of Global Digital Infrastructures

23. Digitalization, Political Participation and Transformation in the Global South

24. Cross-Cultural Research Methods in Community-Oriented Approaches in Human Behavior

25. Spatial Methods in Transdisciplinarity for Urban Sustainability

26. Methodological Overlaps, Misunderstandings and Conflicts between Spatial Planning and Social Sciences



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