Researching Risk. Methodologies and Methods

Monday, 11 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 46 (Main Building)
TG04 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty (host committee)

Language: English

Risk, uncertainty and ignorance have become key issues in societal debates. A growing amount of research addresses such topics and refers to mainstream approaches such as the risk society, governmentality and a cultural approach to give research a conceptual foundation. However, the underlying methodological implications and how specific methods are used and combined when one is doing risk research has been less addressed. 
This session invites papers which consider methodological aspects and discuss issues related to the use of specific methods and methodologies when researching risk, uncertainty and ignorance.
Session Organizer:
Jens ZINN, University of Melbourne, Australia
Measuring Risk Perception in Later Life: The Perceived Risk Scale
Rinat LIFSHITZ, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; Yaacov BACHNER, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Social Constructionism in the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty: From Theory to Methodology and Methods
Judith ECKERT, Institute of Sociology, University of Freiburg, Germany
Non-Standard Employment and Risk: How Can We Capture Job Precarity Using Survey Data?
Anna KIERSZTYN, University of Warsaw, Dept. of Philosophy and Sociology, Poland