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Bachelor 2021/2022

Research Seminar “Youth”

Type: Elective course (Sociology and Social Informatics)
Area of studies: Sociology
When: 4 year, 1-3 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3
Contact hours: 30

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
  • Know and use the basic fundaments of qualitative approach
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Apply concepts and theories to solve specific research problems; use concepts and principles in new research contexts
  • Analyze academic literature in a selected research field. Evaluate the logic and argumentation of academic texts.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of fundamentals of qualitative sociological research of youth
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 2: Design of qualitative research
  • Topic 1: Introduction in Youth Studies (4 seminars)
  • Topic 3: Doing literature review
  • Topic 4: Qualitative research methodology
  • Topic 5 Planning and conducting qualitative field research
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking homework 1
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  • non-blocking homework 2
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  • non-blocking homework 3
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  • non-blocking homework 4
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  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Exam (final project)
    Экзамен проводится в устной форме (студент представляет результаты индивидуального итогового проекта по курсу). Экзамен проводится на платформе MS Teams, в группе «НИС «Молодежь»». К экзамену необходимо подключиться за 10 минут до начала. Компьютер студента должен удовлетворять требованиям: выход в интернет, возможность трансляции Power Point презентации. Для участия в экзамене студент обязан: при ответе необходимо включить камеру и микрофон. Во время экзамена студентам запрещено: выключать камеру/звук во время выступления. Кратковременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается 5 минут и менее. Долговременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается 10 минут и более. При долговременном нарушении связи студент не может продолжить участие в экзамене. Процедура пересдачи аналогична процедуре сдачи.
  • non-blocking homework 1
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  • non-blocking homework 2
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  • non-blocking homework 3
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  • non-blocking homework 4
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  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Exam
  • 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.
  • non-blocking homework 5
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  • non-blocking homework 6
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Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2019/2020 4th module
    0.2 * homework 1 + 0.2 * Exam (final project) + 0.2 * homework 3 + 0.2 * homework 2 + 0.2 * homework 4
  • 2020/2021 4th module
    0.1 * homework 2 + 0.1 * homework 5 + 0.1 * homework 1 + 0.3 * Exam + 0.1 * homework 4 + 0.1 * homework 3 + 0.1 * homework 6 + 0.1 * In-class Participation
  • 2021/2022 3rd module
    0.1 * Homework2 + 0.4 * In-class-participation + 0.1 * Homework3 + 0.1 * Homework1 + 0.3 * Exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Hebdige, D. (2002). Subculture : The Meaning of Style: Vol. Taylor & Francis e-Library ed. Taylor & Francis [CAM].
  • Riviera, D. (2010). Picture This: A Review of Doing Visual Ethnography: Images, Media, and Representation in Research by Sarah Pink. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.DF35A737
  • Silverman, D. (DE-588)141743867, (DE-627)631177094, (DE-576)163079072, aut. (2010). Doing qualitative research a practical handbook David Silverman.

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
  • Dudley-Evans, T., & Hewings, M. (2001). Academic Writing in Context : Implications and Applications. Birmingham: Continuum. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=226902
  • Hartley, J. (2008). Academic Writing and Publishing : A Practical Handbook. New York: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=224109
  • MacDonald, S. (2010). Professional Academic Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Vol. Paperback ed). Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=367965
  • McRobbie, A. (1991). Feminism and Youth Culture. Macmillan Education UK. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-21168-5
  • Teun A. Van Dijk. (2001). Principles of Critical Discourse Analysis.
  • Write Here, Right Now : An Interactive Introduction to Academic Writing and Research. (2018). Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsotl&AN=edsotl.OTLid0000681