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Event: Workshop: Evidence in the Social Sciences

Event date May 23, 2024 - May 24, 2024
Submission deadline February 11, 2024
Location Madrid, Spain
Host(s) Edificio de Humanidades, UNED
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Evidence in the Social Sciences: specificities, challenges, and developments

Venue: Edificio de Humanidades, UNED, Madrid, Spain
Date: 23-24 May 2024
CFA deadline: 11 February 2024

Confirmed speakers:
Donal Khosrowi (University of Hannover)
Jaakko Kuorikoski (University of Helsinki)
Caterina Marchionni (University of Helsinki)
Mariusz Maziarz (Jagiellonian University)

Workshop’s description:
Given the growing popularity of evidence-based practices (EBM, EBP), the concept of evidence has achieved a growing centrality both in some methodological discussions in contemporary Philosophy of Science and in broader debates on the public understanding of science. In the case of social scientific fields, the concept of evidence nevertheless raises important specific questions. These questions include, but are not limited to, the limitations of experimental methods in the social sciences, the difficulties in the extrapolation of causal claims, reflexivity, etc.
This workshop explores new approaches to the nature, use, and evaluation of evidence in the social sciences. It aims to address both analysis of current evidence-based practices and development of alternative proposals.

Call for abstracts:
Abstracts should be up to 1000 words (with references), and must be sent to by 11/02/2024 (included). Selected papers will be allocated a 45-minute slot (30’ presentation + 15’ Q&A).


María Jiménez-Buedo (UNED)
Valeriano Iranzo (University of Valencia)
Saúl Pérez-González (University of Valencia)

This event is organized by the project “Evidence and Mechanisms in the Social Sciences” [PID2021-125936NB-I00] funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. The event is supported by the METIS research group (Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science. UNED).

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