7th seminar on the project on October the 20th
Seminar included several work meetigs
The first meeting was devoted to discussion of the field phase, both quantitative and qualitative. Currently the team works on recruitment in professional colleges and it is carried out with forwarding letters with invitations to participare to certain educational institutions, we also planned a questionnaire. Also, the preparation of handouts, print forms and other documents for direct access to the field.The purpose of the questionnaire - is to understand the structure of the young company, which consists of young women and men, and to identify places in the city, where they spend most of their time and what they do to identify solidarity vectors, ideas and values on which those things are formed. In the coming days it is planned to launch the field of quantitative and qualitative part of the study in St. Petersburg and Ulyanovsk. At the same time the guide is going through the final formation to conduct the last interviews and focus groups. During the meeting the scheme of interaction between researchers in the field stage was discussed and approved, we also set the deadlines, which will be met by the collection of empirical data and we'll start a phase of data processing, namely the filing the data base with collected questionnaires and transcribed interviews.
Also on 20 October, a second meeting has been planned, to which Dina Lobodanova and Ilya Starikov (Research Fellows of the Center for Urban andRegional Studies of RAS, Moscow) were invited/ Our collegues for the last several years has been studying Makhachkala. Researchers told tus about their projects related to Makhachkala, and they shared their own observations and notes from field expeditions to the Caucasus.
Last year, a research project of Ilya and Dina was devoted to the study of communication platforms in Makhachkala. This year's survey focused on the phenomenon of adaptation of rural migrants in the city of Makhachkala. It is also planned to investigate the adaptation of students from the North Caucasus in Moscow.
Ilya studied social mobility and social stratification in Makhachkala in 2012. Currently Dina studies documentary filmmaking, she shared her plans to make a film about Makhachkala, where anyone can submit their views on the city. Member of our project - Dmitry Omelchenko also plans to shoot a film in Makhachkalain frames of current research project. Through this meeting, colleagues met, exchanged contacts and discussed possible future cooperation.