Researching Risk in a Changing World. Methodologies and Methods

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
TG04 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty (host committee)

Language: English

Risk, uncertainty and ignorance have become key issues in societal debates. Issues such as social digitization and big data, societal globalization, transnational forms of existence and climate change have challenged sociological enquiry. A growing body 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 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
Oral Presentations
Human Behaviour during Residential Cooking Fires in a Canadian Prairie City: Trends, Concerns and Implications for Safety Promotion
Rozzet JURDI-HAGE, Sociology & Social Studies, University of Regina, Canada; Candace GIBLETT, Regina Fire & Protective Services, Canada; Angela PRAWZICK, Regina Fire & Protective Services, Canada; Allison PATTON, Sociology & Social Studies, University of Regina, Canada