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Research Methods Conference and Writing Retreat

Research Methods Conference and Writing Retreat (RMC), 29 April – 1 May 2019, Tekirdag, Turkey

RMC 2019 is the second even in the annual series of reflective research events with academics mainly from Social Science and Humanities. The RMC aims at offering a friendly and frank environment for exchange over methodological issues and academic practice. The second objective of the RMC is to facilitate reflective practice and foster academic development of early and mid-career researchers. The RMC includes panels, seminars, workshops and hands-on practice sessions. 


Through a three days retreat, participants are encouraged to share their current research, reflect on challenges while also having a concentrated structured time to focus on a single piece of a current writing project. Senior academics in the organisation team offer unbiased feedback and guidance throughout the programme.

Writing project completed during or soon after the RMC is invited to be submitted to peer-reviewed international journals.

We welcome all participants to enjoy this writing oriented training and development event.

Prof Ali Tilbe and Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci (Conference Chairs for RMC 2019)

Invited Speakers for the RMC

  • Prof Apostolos Papadopoulos, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
  • Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent’s University London, United Kingdom
  • Prof Marjan Petreski, Amerikan University Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Dr Abdulkader Aljandali, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom

Key Dates for the RMC 2019, Tekirdag, Turkey:
Submission and application deadline: 1 February 2019
Decisions communicated to participants: 16 February 2019
Final registration deadline: 15 March 2019
Conference dates: 29 April-1 May2019
Conference venue: Namik Kemal University, Uygulama Oteli, Tekirdag, Turkey

Registration and fees

To register for RMC, please email your full name, affiliation, address, research proposal title and a brief synopsis (no more than 200 words) to with the subject line “RMC 2019 Registration”. Once your application is approved, please proceed to the payment of registration fee and arrange your own travel, visas -if needed-, and accommodation.

Conference Registration fee: £685

For registration, please email for an invoice to be paid by credit or debit card or any alternative payment methods available.

Tracks in RMC:
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 benchmarking
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)

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Research Methods Conference (RMC) 2-4 February 2018, San Marino 

RMC2018 was a peer-reviewed conference 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.

The RMC 2018 was formed of panel discussions, roundtables, parallel sessions, keynote speeches, writing retreats and workshops.

The Research Methods Conference 2018 was 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.

The conference programme will be provided at the conference registration desk.


About the Project
# The RMC is partly supported by a TPLondon project (Project no: 2017-04-010).

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 for selecting audiences and writing for a 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 (Chair)
Dr Abdulkader Aljandali, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom 

Assoc Prof Dr Tuncay Bilecen, Kocaeli University, Turkey
Prof Jonathan Liu, Regent’s University London, UK
Assoc Prof Dr Vildan Mahmutoglu, Galatasaray University, Turkey
Prof Ali Tilbe, Namik Kemal University, Turkey
Dr Fethiye Tilbe, Namik Kemal University, Turkey
Dr Deniz Eroglu Utku, Trakya University, Turkey
Assoc Prof Dr Pinar Yazgan, Sakarya University, Turkey
Assoc Prof Dr Murat Yucesahin, Ankara University, Turkey

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