Tag: social research

  • What is progress in social theory?

    At last year’s International Association for Critical Realism conference, I saw perhaps the most impressive conference presentation I’d witnessed in my five or six years of going to conferences regularly. Jamie Morgan demolished the notion of ‘norm circles’ offered by Dave Elder-Vass and he did so in a way which made a whole host of important meta-theoretical […]

  • Call for papers – Social media in social research

    The Social Research Association will be hosting our fourth annual Social Media in Social Research conference on Friday 16 May 2014, at the British Library Conference Centre in London (Bronte room).  This well-established event brings together social researchers from many different areas to share experiences and issues. We would like to receive papers and presentations on […]

  • Call for papers: ‘Getting Social Research into Policy & Practice’

    We’re very pleased to announe the Call for workshop papers for “Getting Social Research into Policy and Practice”, the Social Research Association’s annual conference on 9 December 2013 at the British Library, London. The SRA annual conference is a unique event: it is the only forum the UK has for bringing together social researchers from all sectors […]

  • Social theory and social research – what went wrong?

    Underlying much sociological explanation is an attempt to bridge the gap between the ‘micro’ and the ‘macro’ within the context of a specific empirical inquiry. As the authors put it, “in the human and behavioural sciences, the analytical connection or co-relation between individual and social processes, between cognitive (mental) and social (group) structures, or between […]