Research Seminar “Youth”
- 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
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of fundamentals of qualitative sociological research of youth
- Analyze academic literature in a selected research field. Evaluate the logic and argumentation of academic texts.
- Apply concepts and theories to solve specific research problems; use concepts and principles in new research contexts
- Topic 1: Introduction in Youth Studies (4 seminars)Seminars 1. An Introduction to Youth Studies. The social construction of youth. Generational approaches Seminar 2. Youth studies in the Western Academic Tradition Part 1. The Chicago School of Ethnography. Seminar 3. Youth studies in the Western Academic Tradition Part 2. The Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (BCCCS). Youth subcultures, movements, neo-tribes, scenes Seminar 4-5. The development of youth research in Russia.
- Topic 2: Design of qualitative researchSeminar 6 Research problem and purpose statement Seminar 7 Developing qualitative research questions Seminar 8 Theoretical basis for qualitative research Seminar 9 Methodology and Strategy
- Topic 3: Doing literature reviewSeminar 10 Search and selection of academic literature on the research topic. Strategies of reading and analyzing. Organizing and expressing ideas
- Topic 4: Qualitative research methodologySeminar 11 Sampling in qualitative research Seminar 12 Interview as a method of collecting information: types of interviews, interview content, interviewer techniques. Seminar 13 Qualitative data analysis: codes and categories Seminar 14 Qualitative data analysis: development of theory Seminar 15 Qualitative data analysis: narrative analysis
- Topic 5 Planning and conducting qualitative field researchSeminar 16 Developing a qualitative research proposal (practicum) Seminar 17 Development of Qualitative Interview Guide (practicum) Seminar 18-19 Fieldwork: techniques, difficulties and mistakes (workshop) Seminar 20 Drawing reliable conclusions from empirical data (workshop) Seminar 21 Describing and presenting qualitative research findings (workshop)
- Homework 1Presentation of chapters of a book or a series of articles dedicated to a separate area of youth studies.
- Homework 2Presentation of chapters of a book or a series of articles dedicated to a design of qualitative research and literature reviewing.
- Homework 3Presentation of chapters of a book or a series of articles dedicated to еру qualitative research methodology.
- ExamExam in the form of a group research project. The project is implemented by a group of 2-4 students. The object of the research can be a youth community, subculture. group of young people. Students must collect and transcribe at least 4 interviews, each lasting at least 30 minutes, or the total duration of all interviews should not be less than 120 minutes. Anonymized interview transcripts are presented to faculty members. Students must present the results of the project at the exam in the form of an oral presentation. The presentation should include: relevance, significance, research problem, research question, subject, purpose statement, methods, theoretical approaches, empirical part, conclusions. The presentation is held in English.
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.3 * Exam + 0.1 * Homework 1 + 0.1 * Homework 2 + 0.1 * Homework 3 + 0.4 * In-class-participation
- Hebdige, D. (2002). Subculture : The Meaning of Style: Vol. Taylor & Francis e-Library ed. Taylor & Francis [CAM].
- Silverman, D. (DE-588)141743867, (DE-627)631177094, (DE-576)163079072, aut. (2010). Doing qualitative research a practical handbook David Silverman.
- Creswell, J. W. (1998). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design : Choosing Among Five Traditions. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications Inc. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=63251
- McRobbie, A. (1991). Feminism and Youth Culture. Macmillan Education UK. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-21168-5