Research Methods Conference
Research Methods Conference (RMC) is a peer-reviewed annual academic event gathering a select group of international academic participants. The conference brings together experienced and less experienced researchers from around the world for a productive and pleasant two days event of exchange and networking. It aims to improve academic capability and research skills for new researchers and students. Participants from developing and transition countries are particularly welcome.
The themes fall within the scope of the event include but not limited to knowledge exchange; international academic networks; cohort and longitudinal methods; handling of complex data sets; multivariate analysis; advanced statistical methods; grounded theory; discourse analysis; content analysis; teaching methods; research grant applications; careers and skills development; rankings; benchmarking; evaluations; report writing; field research; instrument development; survey techniques; qualitative analysis; big data; social media.
1. Research as a reflective practice
2. Qualitative methods
3. Quantitative methods
4. New developments in research methods
5. Theories and approaches in research
6. Evaluative frameworks and bench-marking
7. Dissemination of research
8. Funding and grants
9. Research communities and networks
10. Research politics and regulation
11. Research ethics
12. New technologies and research(ers)
The RMC is formed of panel discussions, roundtables, parallel sessions, keynote speeches, writing retreats and workshops.
The Research Methods Conference is a collaborative event under the supervision of an experienced project advisory board.
Key Dates for the 1st RMC, San Marino:
Submission and application deadline: 1 December 2017
Decisions communicated to participants: 16 December 2017
Final registration deadline: 15 January 2018
Conference dates: 2-4 February 2018
Conference venue: San Marino University, San Marino
Conference hotel: Grand Hotel San Marino
Abstract and paper submissions and expressions of interest to participate in RMC should be emailed no later than 1 December 2017.
Conference programme will be available nearer the conference dates.
# The RMC is partly supported by a TPLondon project (Project no: 2017-04-010).
About the Project
Project title: Improving and promoting academic outputs from Central, Eastern and Southern European countries
Project no: 2017-04-010
Project duration: 6 years (01.01.2017 - 31.12.2022)
This project aims at improving academic capacity by facilitating international academic event participation, fostering skills in writing and disseminating academic knowledge. The project is particularly addressing the need in selecting audiences and writing for specific readership. Within the project, there will be workshops, training sessions, international conferences and off-line and online documentation to support reflective academic practice.
The project's geographic focus is Central, Eastern and Southern European countries. However, collaborations with other institutions and individuals are possible further afield.
Conference and Project Advisory Board
Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent's University London, UK (RMC 2018 Co-Chair)
Dr Murat Yucesahin, Ankara University, Turkey (RMC 2018 Co-Chair)
Dr Tuncay Bilecen, Kocaeli University, Turkey
Dr Attila Fabian, University of West Hungary, Hungary
Prof Ludmila Lipkova, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia
Prof Jonathan Liu, Regent's University London, UK
Dr Vildan Mahmutoglu, Galatasaray University, Turkey
Dr Andrej Privara, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia
Prof Ali Tilbe, Namik Kemal University, Turkey
Dr Fethiye Tilbe, Namik Kemal University, Turkey
Dr Deniz Eroglu Utku, Trakya University, Turkey
Dr Pinar Yazgan, Sakarya University, Turkey