The Methods Lab at Stockholm School of Economics
Created by a team of PhD students and junior scholars, the Methods Lab focuses on different ways in which we make methods matter. As such, it brings different ontological and epistemological stances into dialogue. Exploring, experimenting, and engaging with those curious to see what the world of methods has to offer, the methods lab aims to contribute to a wider dialogue of what engaged scholarship in business and social sciences could be like.
The Methods Lab is built on three tracks for the academic adventurer.
A research journey is by no means straightforward. At times, it can feel like a labyrinth of blind alleys or impalpable threads of linkages between methods, theories, empirics. Navigating this ocean of possibilities while finding your identity as a researcher is a challenging task.
On a regular basis, we will invite progressive thinkers from the field to help us in our endeavour of understanding what methodology and methods can be for each and every one of us. Critical, eye-opening and challenging - the objective of the Methods Clinic is to bring in new or alternative perspectives and to dive deeper into a particular method. At the same time, we try to create room to discuss ideas and concerns related to our own research.
The Letters Series
Each seminar in this series calls to a titan, and shines the spotlight on individuals and concepts that enrich our learning and challenge what we believe we already know. Examples range from aesthetics to Aristotle, Foucault to ethics. The format is that of letters written to the universe.
By returning to the classics we have leaned on for centuries, or by breaking from the well-worn paths to step into the exciting unknown, we open our doors to a wider audience interested in discussing matters of both past and present.