Method, Career, and Networking Cafe
This year’s academic event will be complemented with an additional program for PhD students and other interested researchers entitled the Method, Career, and Networking Café. Method Café is a new type of conference session led by scholars with expertise in a range of research methods with the hopes of engaging with other participants in informal and unstructured, yet focused discussions about methods they specialize in. Due to the great interest for this type of session among young researchers and scholars, as well as the great success of the Method Cafés in previous years, this session will again be held in addition to the BSF Academic event. This year, we have decided to expand the thematic scope of the Method Café, in order to include topics that are not directly related to the methodology of scientific research, but are of interest for young scholars, such as networking, publishing, etc. Through the Method, Career, and Networking Café, the BSF advances the capacities of young researchers and scholars by familiarizing them with new trends in research methodology and by providing them with other useful know-how, such as how to get published in the early stages of their career, how to engage in research collaborations and how to secure funding for academic research.
The hosts of the Method, Career, and Networking Café will be Ana E. Juncos who will talk about Surviving your PhD and Professor Michael E. Smith, on the topic From qualitative analysis to your first book contract.