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Бакалавриат 2021/2022

Научно-исследовательский семинар "Молодежь"

Направление: 39.03.01. Социология
Когда читается: 4-й курс, 1-3 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Охват аудитории: для всех кампусов НИУ ВШЭ
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3

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. The seminar is intended for students who have previously attended research seminars of the BA in Sociology and Social Informatics in the previous years.
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 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
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • 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 research
    Seminar 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 review
    Seminar 10 Search and selection of academic literature on the research topic. Strategies of reading and analyzing. Organizing and expressing ideas
  • Topic 4: Qualitative research methodology
    Seminar 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 research
    Seminar 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)
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework1
    Presentation of chapters of a book or a series of articles dedicated to a separate area of youth studies.
  • non-blocking Homework2
    Presentation of chapters of a book or a series of articles dedicated to a design of qualitative research and literature reviewing.
  • non-blocking Homework3
    Presentation of chapters of a book or a series of articles dedicated to еру qualitative research methodology
  • non-blocking In-class-participation
  • non-blocking Exam
    Exam is in the form of a presentation of the design and preliminary results of the thesis project. 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

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.3 * Exam + 0.1 * Homework1 + 0.1 * Homework2 + 0.1 * Homework3 + 0.4 * In-class-participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Hebdige, D. (2002). Subculture : The Meaning of Style: Vol. Taylor & Francis e-Library ed. Taylor & Francis [CAM].

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • 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