Extended deadline: BAICE 2016 student conference – Understanding, embracing and reflecting upon the messiness of the fieldwork

Many of you will have seen this via email, but I thought I’d post it anyway as it strikes me as an interesting focus, and one that we often reflect on in the pages of this blog. Anyone up for this?
Extended Deadline: May 15
 BAICE 2016 Student Conference – Call for Papers
Understanding, embracing and reflecting upon the messiness of the fieldwork
June 6, UCL Institute of Education
BAICE 2016 Student Conference welcomes paper proposals that deal with the centrality of the fieldwork in doctoral research projects. Students at any stage of their doctoral research are encouraged to submit proposals, take part and meet other postgraduate research students. The conference covers a range of issues pertinent to methodological, theoretical and ethical challenges in the fieldwork, including but not limited to:
       confronting hegemonic paradigms in theorising complexity of social life in global South
       tentativeness of research design in the wake of unexpected realities on-the-ground
       negotiating researcher’s identity and practicing reflexivity
       positioning in the field and negotiating layers of authority and power relations
       resolving the tensions between local and universal codes of ethics, and reporting them
       confronting “messiness” of quantitative data and research designs
BAICE encourages doctoral students to share and learn from each other’s plans, experiences, concerns, and challenges in the field.
Key Note Speakers Confirmed: Professor Caroline Dyer (University of Leeds, Chair BAICE); Dr Nidhi Singhal, (University of Cambridge); Dr Germ Janmaat (UCL Institute of Education); Dr Tristan McCowan (UCL Institute of Education)
Abstract Submission: Abstracts of no more than 250 words are to be submitted to students@baice.ac.uk by May 15.
Registration: Please register for the conference via email to students@baice.ac.uk by May 15. Registration is free; but spaces are limited and priority is given to BAICE student members. A student membership with £18 brings free copies of Compare, free Student Conference, discount on BAICE and UKFIET conferences and access to several funding opportunities.
Travel Bursaries: BAICE offers a number of travel bursaries to student members whose abstracts are accepted.