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By Donald J Nicolson

ISBN-10: 331949189X

ISBN-13: 9783319491899

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ISBN-13: 9783319491905

This ebook empirically examines educational meetings within the social sciences, and explores the aim and cost of individuals drawn to the social sciences attending and featuring at nationwide and foreign educational meetings. utilizing a hugely unique constitution and elegance, the publication considers the dangerous effect of neoliberalism on meetings, and academia extra commonly, and explores the varied limitations to convention attendance. will probably be of curiosity to scholars and researchers who attend meetings in fields spanning the social sciences, in addition to these drawn to the results of neoliberalism on academia.

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In another keynote presentation, an Emeritus Professor of Population Health spoke about technical matters relating to the research method in relation to patient care. He gave a historical overview of the research method, focusing on an example from a country, where data sets were safeguarded by an approach referred to as the ‘Honest Broker’; then talked about five threats and five opportunities regarding the research method. A Programme Manager at a Research Centre queried current limitations of the research method, and emphasised the value of the method in its translation of results into improved health care for people who have complex health needs.

The organiser’s daughter sang a selection of operatic works at the dinner, including ‘Wie viele Zeit verlor ich, Dich zu lieben’ (How much time I lost in loving you), which brought forth a wave of emotions to many attendees. To round things off there was a display of precision drumming from a member of the Basel Top Secret Drum Corps. Wolf Langewitz, a Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine, who organised the event, explained his reasoning: 42 ACADEMIC CONFERENCES AS NEOLIBERAL COMMODITIES I aimed to give people a sense of what makes Basel good: the Basler Fasnacht celebrations which start on the Monday directly after Ash Wednesday which are an integral part of Basel culture and society.

At one of these, a Professor of Sociology made a very important observation about how the conference missed an opportunity to hold an important debate with another academic group: It’s a short distance from venue one to venue two . . and in these two cities in the months of June and July; two international conferences are going on. The International conference, with a focus on methodology here in venue one this week . . and just down the road the international conference, with a focus on a type of research is going on at venue two.

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