NEXT Seminar: Methods, data and ethics: limitations and opportunities in extremism research

This seminar is for members of the Network for young researchers on extremism - NEXT.

This seminar will cover a wide range of issues concerning methodological approaches in research on radicalization and extremism. It will provide an opportunity to present and receive feedback on your work-in-progress, or simply to informally discuss methodological issues you might be facing in your own research. We will also address important issues regarding research ethics, particularly in light of recent legislation on data use and protection.

Concretely, three NEXT members will present their methodologies and methods-related issues in the seminar, and will be given feedback from the rest of the group. We will also have a presentation by Vidar Enebakk, Director of The National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (NESH). He will introduce the new General Data Protection Regulation and relevant ethical guidelines for research on extremism and related topics, and will also go into issues of conducting research online.


10:00 – 10:30 Coffee/tea and welcome
10:30 – 11:15 Vidar Enebakk – Director of NESH
        The New Personal Data Act and conducting research online
11:15 – 12:00 Q&A and discussion of online data gathering practices
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 13:45 Eviane Leidig - Methodological approaches to using digital ethnography in social media research
13:45 – 14:30 Martin Meggele Sjøen - Explication of philosophical and methodological difficulties in the counter-radicalization era
14:30 – 14:45 Short break
14:45 – 15:30 Uzair Ahmed – Living Research: - Studying Sectarianization as an insider
15:30 – 16:00 Short discussion of the future of NEXT

20:00 Dinner tba (please sign up online)

Each presenter will submit a max. 5-page paper about their methodology before November 14th, which will be distributed to all participants of the seminar. We will assign one commenter to each presenter. In case anyone would like to volunteer as a discussant, please drop me an email.

You can sign up to the seminar through this link: 

We look forward to seeing you all in November!

For more information, please contact the NEXT Committee (Iris B. Segers, Birgitte P. Haanshuus, Martin Meggele Sjøen and Rune Ellefsen).



Network for young researchers on extremism - NEXT
Published Oct. 24, 2018 11:03 AM - Last modified Oct. 26, 2018 12:31 PM