“Using Experiments in Social Sciences” – Athens, 16-17 May 2019



“Using Experiments in Social Sciences” – Athens, 16-17 May 2019

Τhe Centre for Political Research of Panteion University in collaboration with the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of the UK’s Political Studies Association are co-organizing a two-day intensive seminar delving into theory, methods and techniques of experimental research in Social Sciences. During the last years, experiments have been developing into a fundamental and innovative methodological tool in Social Sciences. This seminar will offer the opportunity to doctoral students and advanced postgraduate students to acquire or deepen their knowledge of conceptual and empirical perspectives related to experimental research by focusing particularly on the field of Political Science. Which steps should be followed in order to create an experimental research design? Why are the concepts of causality and validity significant for an experimental design? Are there different kinds of experiments? These are a few of the substantive queries which will be covered and discussed through the theoretical and lab sessions of this seminar.

Confirmed seminar speakers include:

Tereza Capelos (keynote speaker), Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Yannis Tsirbas, Lecturer, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Eleni Georgakakou, Researcher and Project Manager, Associate of the National Centre for Social Research

Applicants should email the following material to Vassiliki Georgiadou ([email protected]) and Stella Ladi ([email protected]) no later than 12 April 2019.

  • A short Curriculum Vitae (max two pages)
  • A short cover letter (max one page) in which applicants explain how their participation in the seminar benefits their research.

Successful applicants will be notified by email only by 19 April 2019. Selected applicants must be able to confirm their participation within a week of acceptance. The seminar will accommodate about 15 participants.  

The working language will be Greek and English. Participants are required to bring their own laptop. The seminar will take place at the venue of the Centre for Political Research at Panteion University.

The full seminar programme will be made available shortly.