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ESA2009 - 9th Conference of European Sociological Association
Student Mini-Conference 2009

European Sociological Association

Student Miniconference 2009

Lisboa, Portugal

31.8.-1.9. 2009


Arguing with evidence in studying culture & the arts

The aim of this two-day miniconference is to gather PhD students studying culture, arts, or everyday life to reflect on the question of evidence in their research. The miniconference is organized in cooperation with the ESA research networks Sociology of the Arts, Sociology of Culture and Qualitative Methods. In what sense are your interpretations based on evidence? How do you present your data to support your arguments, and is it possible for the reader to test or challenge your interpretations? In what way are your research results generalizable, or what is their relevance beyond the case you are studying? These and other related questions are tackled during the miniconference, both in the lectures and in parallel workshops in which the participants have the possibility to introduce their own studies and to get feedback from them. There will be three parallel sessions: the arts, culture, and qualitative methods.

Conference Programme

Our conference will take place in Torre (Tower) B, 3th floor

Monday 31.8.09

Plenary: Auditório 2

08.00-09.00 Registration

09.00-09.15 Welcome on behalf of the conference organizers

09.15-10.00 Pertti Alasuutari (Univ. of Tampere), On the meaning and use of evidence in social research

10.00-10.45 Aleidis Devillé (Univ. of Leuven), qualitative data analysis using QCA-method (Qualitative Comparative Analysis)

10.45-11.15 Break

11.15-12.30 Paul Atkinson (Cardiff Univ.), Ethnographies of performance (+ discussion)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

Group I (with Aleidis Devillé): room T9

Group II (with Pertti Alasuutari): room T12

13.30-15.00 Parallel sessions (workshop + discussion)

15.00-15.30 Break

15.30-17.30 Parallel sessions with personal presentations

Tuesday 1.9.09

Plenary: Auditório 2

09.15-10.00 Giampietro Gobo (Univ. of Milan), Politics of evidence: accounting and validation in qualitative research

10.00-10.45 Anssi Peräkylä (Univ. of Helsinki), Reliability and validity in research based on tapes and transcription

10.45-11.15 Break

11.15-12.30 Hubert Knoblauch (TU Berlin), Visual evidence and video analysis ((+ discussion)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

Group I (with Giampietro Gobo): room T9

Group II (with Anssi Peräkylä): room T12

13.30-15.00 Parallel sessions (workshop + discussion)

15.00-15.30 Break

15.30-17.30 Parallel sessions with personal presentations

Plenary: Auditório 2

17.30-18.00 Closing session + farewell

The conference site

The conference takes place at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas. The street address is:

Avenida de Berna, 26-C
1069-061 Lisboa

Our conference will take place in the Torre (Tower) B, 3th floor.

How to get there?

Subway: Campo Pequeno (Yellow Line)

Bus (Carris): 16, 726, 56


There is a service in the University through which one may apply for accommodation. Those interested in it must contact this service. There are different prices and different buildings in the city (see the separate brochure enclosed below). Regarding the three locations mentioned in the map, the conference will take place between place 1 and place 3, which are recommended.

You can ask about accommodation by sending email to:summeraccommodation@unl.pt

The coordinator in Universidade Nova de Lisboa for this service is Iva Matos

imatos@unl.pt, if you need any special information.



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