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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

Research Seminar “Economics, Business and Society”

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1-4 модуль

Преподаватели


Арлашкина Ольга Владимировна


Орлова Надежда Александровна

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course consists of tutorials (30 hours). The tutorials include Mini-lectures/discussions: - Social organization of academia and how to be a scholar - How to write and read academic papers - What is economic sociology and how sociologists can study business Master-classes: - How to conduct a research and how to be a successful researcher - Master-class by an invited practitioner Trainings: - How to conduct a qualitative interview - How to analyze qualitative interviews Reading - groups: reading and discussing academic papers (about business and economy, about science, about academic writing, etc.) Presentations of the students’ progress in their research activity
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Research Seminar is aimed at discussing academic research in the field of economic sociology, and at the formation of professional competences in studying business, economy, and society. Students will also learn how to write and read academic papers.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to conduct sociological research
  • Able to read and to analyze academic books
  • Able to study business and economic with sociological methods
  • Able to use qualitative methods of data collection and analysis
  • Know the methods and principles of academic and applied research
  • Know the specificity of sociological approach to studying economy
  • Understand the principles of doing academic research
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Academic reading and the basics of student scientific work
  • Methods of applied research
  • Student’s academic work
  • Project: implementations of research skills
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework 1
  • non-blocking Homework 2
  • non-blocking Homework 3
  • non-blocking In-class participation
  • non-blocking Homework1
    Presentation of the individual research proposal
  • non-blocking Homework 2
    Presentation of the research design and piloting of instrument
  • non-blocking Exam
  • non-blocking Homework 4
  • non-blocking In-class participation
  • non-blocking Homework1
    Presentation of the individual research proposal
  • non-blocking Homework 2
    Presentation of the research design and piloting of instrument
  • non-blocking Exam
  • non-blocking In-class participation - in the 1st module
  • non-blocking Homework 1
    Reaction paper on the academic source - the 1st Module
  • non-blocking Homework 2
    Participation in the fieldwork - the 2nd Module
  • non-blocking Homework 3
    Fieldwork paper - the 2nd Module
  • non-blocking Homework 4
    The presentation of the student's research project - the 3d Module
  • non-blocking In-class participation - in the 2nd module
  • non-blocking In-class participation - in the 3d module
  • non-blocking In-class participation - in the 4th module
  • non-blocking Homework 5
    Homework: students have to make a short video (3-5 minutes), reviewing the discussed book, its critics and strengths.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2020/2021 1st module
  • 2020/2021 2nd module
  • 2020/2021 3rd module
  • 2020/2021 4th module
    0.125 * Homework 1 + 0.1 * Homework 2 + 0.075 * Homework 3 + 0.125 * Homework 4 + 0.075 * Homework 5 + 0.125 * In-class participation - in the 1st module + 0.075 * In-class participation - in the 2nd module + 0.125 * In-class participation - in the 3d module + 0.175 * In-class participation - in the 4th module
  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.25 * Homework 1 + 0.25 * Homework 2 + 0.25 * Homework 3 + 0.25 * Homework 4
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Aspers, P., & Dodd, N. (2015). Re-Imagining Economic Sociology. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1200997

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Portes, A. (2010). Economic Sociology : A Systematic Inquiry. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=329852
  • Stark, D. (2010). Ambiguous Assets for Uncertain Environments: Heterarchy in Postsocialist Firms.
  • Tittenbrun, J. (2011). Economy in Society : Economic Sociology Revisited. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=524366