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22nd GSS Methodology Symposium

The 22nd GSS Methodology Symposium 2017: Second call for abstracts and dates for your diary

The 22nd GSS Methodology Symposium will take place on Wednesday the 12th of July 2017 at the Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London.

Methodology: Insight; Innovation; Implementation; Impact

As researchers and methodologists we are driven quite naturally to look for the insight and innovation that leads to improved or better methods than those we already have. There is no doubt that this drive helps to ensure that the professional advice and statistical analyses provided by the GSS year on year remains at the heart of Government policy and decision making. And yet, we are often challenged about the impact of our work – ‘it’s all very interesting, but what difference does it actually make?’ In some cases, the challenge may be valid, but in many cases, the significance of the research and methodology that underpins policy and decision making remains largely unrecognised simply because it does not make the press release or glossy public facing visualisation.

Second call for abstracts

GSSM22 will provide an opportunity for researchers and methodologists not only to share their work, but also to pause, consider why it is important, and celebrate how it has made, or has the potential to make, a real difference. Potential speakers are invited to submit abstracts to the symposium outlining recent or planned insights and innovation in methodology but with particular emphasis on the implementation and impact that work has had, or could have in the future. Submissions outlining the development of traditional and/or newly emerging methodologies are all very welcome. Submissions can cover theory, applied methodology, or wider issues associated with the ongoing development of methodology in the GSS.

Abstracts should be submitted as an MS Word document using this template.
Abstracts should be submitted to methodology@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Dates for your diary:

30th January Call for abstracts open
10th April Registration open (Early-bird: £125; Standard: £200)
30th April Abstract submission deadline
19th May Confirmation of abstract acceptance (Deadline for presentation slides for accepted abstracts: 23rd of June)
26th May Early-bird registration closed
30th June Registration closed
12th July GSSM22 Symposium

Kind Regards
The GSSM22 Team