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Research Seminar “Youth”

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты

Автор программы


Ариф Эльвира Маратовна
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1-4 модуль

Преподаватели

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is aimed at introducing everyday life of youth through the prism of the study of academic literature and conduct their own empirical research. Students will study basic paradigms, theoretical approaches, empirical methods of youth research.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Know key youth studies concepts
  • Understand and discuss topics related to youth cultures, scenes, solidarity
  • Improve their skills in developing research design in the framework of youth studies
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of key youth studies concepts
  • Know basic paradigms, theoretical approaches, empirical methods of youth research
  • Apply concepts and theories to solve specific research problems; use concepts and principles in new research contexts
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Part 1. Youth Studies
    Seminar 1-2. Introduction to childhood, adolescents and youth studies Seminar 3. Subcultural and post-subcultural approaches Seminar 4-5. Contemporary Russian youth and current issues Seminar 6-7. Youth, consumption, fashion, digital youth
  • Part 2. Research methods
    Seminar 8. Introduction to Qualitative Methodology Seminar 9. Observation and (Self) Ethnography Seminar 10-11. Interview Seminar 12. Design of the Project and field work Seminar 13. Qualitative analysis, part 1 Seminar 14. Qualitative analysis, part 2
  • Part 3. Academic writing
    Seminar 15. Introduction to academic writing on qualitative methods Seminar 16. Defining Research questions Seminar 17. Literature review, part 1 Seminar 18. Literature review, part 2 Seminar 19. Writing a theoretical part of the course work Seminar 20. Writing an empirical part of the course work Seminar 21. How to present qualitative data
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework 1
  • non-blocking Homework 2
  • non-blocking Homework 3
  • non-blocking Homework 4
  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Exam (final project)
    Recommendations for final presentation All course participants must do a final presentation of their research (10-15 slides) in which they will try to apply methods learned in the course to the topic in social sciences research that they are interested in. Final project paper must be presented alone. The topic should be chosen by the student and approved by the course instructor by March 15. 1. Format MO Power Point, 10-15 slides long. 2. Purpose This presentation shows the results of individual academic research. This paper should demonstrate your 1) knowledge of youth studies theories, 2) your skill at working with qualitative data, and 3) your ability to communicate in academic writing style. 3. Content This presentation must contain the following sections: 1.Topic 2. Research proposal 3.Literature review 4.Data and Methods 5. Results 6.Discussion/conclusion 7.References. 8.Appendix (-ces) (If necessary)
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.2 * Exam (final project) + 0.2 * Homework 1 + 0.2 * Homework 2 + 0.2 * Homework 3 + 0.2 * In-class Participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Best, A. L. (2007). Representing Youth : Methodological Issues in Critical Youth Studies. New York: NYU Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=200896
  • Nayak, A. (2003). Race, Place and Globalization : Youth Cultures in a Changing World (Vol. 1st ed). Oxford: Bloomsbury Academic. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=101203

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Brake, M. (1985). Comparative Youth Culture : The Sociology of Youth Cultures and Youth Subcultures in America, Britain and Canada. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=79714
  • Bryman, A., & Burgess, R. G. (1994). Analyzing Qualitative Data. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=72371
  • Denzin, N. K. (2012). Studies in Symbolic Interaction. Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=503228
  • DeWalt, K. M., & DeWalt, B. R. (2011). Participant Observation : A Guide for Fieldworkers (Vol. Second edition). Lanham, Maryland: AltaMira Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=481988
  • McRobbie, A. (1994). Postmodernism and Popular Culture. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=96838