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XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology

Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology

Yokohama, Japan

July 13-19, 2014

We are pleased to announce that the submission of abstracts to over 600 sessions organized by the ISA Research Committees, Working and Thematic Group is now open.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit an abstract on-line before September 30, 2013.

For more details, please see Guidelines for Presenters


The ISA Research Committee "Logic and Metodology" (RC33) is participating at the XVIII World Congress of Sociology (13-19 July, 2014) with 18 sessions. See the call for papers at http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/rc/rc.php?n=RC33.

The titles of our sessions are: 

-        Panel Data Analysis of Families Worldwide

-        Analysing and Counteracting Undesired Response Patterns in Survey


-        Challenges to the Secondary Analysis of Large-Scale Cross-National



-        Cognitive Aspects of Survey Research

-        Dealing with Nonresponse: Strategies to Increase Participation and

Methods for Post-Survey Adjustments

-        Design Aspects of Response Scales in Surveys

-        Facing the Challenges of Data Collection via Mobile Internet

-        How to Think Methodology without Notion of Object nor Subject?

-        Latent Constructs or Simply Descriptive Measures? Index Based

Measurement and Applications

-        Measuring and Making Use of Social Embeddedness in Survey


-        Methods of Social Network Analysis

-        Recent Advances in Composite Likelihood Methods for Modelling

Multivariate Longitudinal Data

-        Response Latencies in Survey Research: Methodology and Applications

-        Spatial Methods

-        Theoretical and Methodological Challenges in the Study of Different

Dimensions and Aspects of Inequality

-        Time Use and Daily Activities

-        Using Survey Data to Describe Societies at Global Level - Is There

Still a Hidden Treasure?

-        Well-being and Quality of Life. Methodological Challenges for

Cross-National Surveys

The registration for the conference and the abstract submission is now open. The paper proposals are accepted by September 30, 2013. You can submit them using the ISA online system at http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/.

When submitting abstracts, also keep in mind the following ISA rule:

"Limited appearance in the Program Participants may be listed no more than twice in the Program. This includes all types of participation - except being listed as Program Coordinator or Session Organizer. Program Coordinators and Session

Organizers can organize a maximum of two sessions where their names will be additionally listed in the program. A "participant" is anyone listed as an author, co-author, plenary speaker, roundtable presenter, poster presenter, panelist, critic, discussant, session (co)chair, or any similar substantive role in the program. A participant cannot present and chair in the same session."

Here are some important dates:

Abstract submission: June 3 - September 30, 2013

Abstract selection: October 4 - November 24, 2013

Notification letters to submitters: November 30, 2013

Deadline for conference registration: April 1, 2014 (in order to be included in the program) (see


Best regards,

Katja L. Manfreda

RC33 President