The Social Research Centre and the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods are convening a number of sessions at the ACSPRI conference later this year (Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th December, at the University of Sydney). The call for abstracts of papers is now open (closes Friday August 24). To submit an abstract please follow this link https://conference.acspri.org.au/index.php/conf/conference2018/schedConf/cfp.
Sessions for which papers are invited are as follows:
- The state of play in online research in Australia. Problems, pitfalls and opportunities. Contributions for the session are sought from researchers and methodologists exploring advantages and disadvantages of probability and nonprobability surveys, methods considered “fit-for-purpose” as well as opportunities and future directions for methods supporting online research.
- Quality in qualitative research. Contributions are sought from researchers and methodologists exploring issues of ‘quality’ in qualitative research, and different approaches to assessing quality, including the role and influence of interviewers and researchers on data quality, respondent recruitment and selection, issues in different modes of engagement, transparency and reliability, online qualitative research, and quality criteria and frameworks.
- Exploring cognitive testing: the value and practicalities of survey pre-testing. Contributions are sought on issues such as best practice for cognitive interviewing, using cognitive interview findings to improve question design, cognitive interviewing in a ‘total survey error’ framework, collecting, collating and analysing cognitive interview data, and reporting cognitive interview results.