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The 7th LCSS

PhD Methodology Conference



Social Science Research: Methodological, Empirical & Ethical Issues in the Age of Big Data

Date: 20 September 2019

Venue: University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9LS, U.K.

Organisers: University of Greenwich, LCSS & London South Bank University

Abstracts for papers to be presented at the conference are now invited:

Abstract submission deadline: 15 August 2019


The conference aims to bring together PhD & Professional doctoral students and early-career researchers from various disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities in order to share their research experiences.

This year the conference will primarily address and consider methodological, empirical and ethical issues relevant to the Social Sciences and Humanities. Its main focus will be the impact of Big Data on methodological choices. Against such considerations, the conference will consider issues such as formulating a research question, various aspects of research design and important ethical issues facing researchers.

The conference will give PhD students and early-career researchers an opportunity to debate and reflect on their methodological choices in order to consider alternative approaches, methods, tools and resources. It will also be a venue where possible challenges facing researchers will be supportively discussed.

Keynote Speakers:

  1. Professor Dr. Kenneth D’Silva, London South Bank University

  2. Dr. Richard Race, University of Roehampton

  3. Dr Simon Whitworth, UK Statistics Authority

Within the identified domains, the conference will address the following topics, but will not be limited to them:


  • The impact of Big Data on methodological choices, formulation of research questions and research design.

  • Ethics and ethical issues faced while conducting research.

  • Key challenges in identifying the type of research methodology.

  • Research philosophy and adopting different ontological and epistemological positions.

  • The advantages and disadvantages of using mixed methods and methodologies.

  • The selection of appropriate methods, techniques and tools for data collection.

  • Understanding the GDPR and associated legal difficulties.

  • The use of technology and innovative approaches.


Presenters are expected to discuss their research topics with a focus on their methods and methodologies.

If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please submit your abstract of 500 words before 15th August 2019.

There will be free lunch and coffee breaks on the conference day.

Registration fee:

For those attending and presenting: £80

Attending only: £40

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