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Health Sociology in the 21st century: Innovative Approaches to Researching Health and Society

Friday 2nd of December (following annual TASA conference)  
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne

A one-day Health Day event will be held on Friday 2nd December, 2016 following the annual TASA Conference. The event is directed towards health sociologists working in academia, Research Higher Degree students and health social scientists working outside of the academy. The event theme Health Sociology in the 21st century: Innovative Approaches to Researching Health and Society invites discussion on new directions in research for 21st century health social scientists. The theme is topical, novel and will stimulate discussion and ideas about advances in ‘doing’ health sociological research. Specifically, discussion will focus on the practicalities, the possibilities, and the constraints of researching health and society in the 21st century. Questions to be considered are what are the possibilities for harnessing new technologies in research? How can social media be used in research design? What are the practical applications of online tools? The theme also invites consideration of novel approaches to health sociology research including trends in mixed methods, use of online tools, digital ethnography, and big data analysis. For full details and to register, please click here.