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Bachelor 2021/2022

Research Seminar “Youth”

Category 'Best Course for Career Development'
Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Category 'Best Course for New Knowledge and Skills'
Type: Elective course (Sociology and Social Informatics)
Area of studies: Sociology
When: 3 year, 1-4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
Language: English
ECTS credits: 4
Contact hours: 42

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.
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
  • 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.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1: Introduction to Field Studies of Youth Cultures and Groups (4 Seminars)
  • Topic 2: Planning and Conducting a Field Study among Youth
  • Topic 3: Methods of field data collection
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking homework 1
    The method of rounding final assessment current control: arithmetic
  • non-blocking homework 2
    The method of rounding final assessment current control: arithmetic
  • non-blocking homework 3
    The method of rounding final assessment current control: arithmetic
  • non-blocking homework 4
    The method of rounding final assessment current control: arithmetic
  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Exam
  • non-blocking Homework 1
    Presentation of chapters of a book or a series of articles dedicated to a separate area of youth studies.
  • non-blocking Homework 2
    Presentation of chapters of a book or a series of articles dedicated to a design of qualitative research and literature reviewing.
  • non-blocking Homework 3
    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 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.
  • non-blocking homework 5
    The method of rounding final assessment current control: arithmetic
  • non-blocking homework 6
    The method of rounding final assessment current control: arithmetic
  • non-blocking Homework 3
    Presentation of chapters of a book or a series of articles dedicated to еру qualitative research methodology.
  • non-blocking Homework 2
    Presentation of chapters of a book or a series of articles dedicated to a design of qualitative research and literature reviewing.
  • non-blocking Exam
    Exam 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.
  • non-blocking Homework 1
    Presentation of chapters of a book or a series of articles dedicated to a separate area of youth studies.
  • blocking In-class-participation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2020/2021 4th module
    0.1 * homework 6 + 0.1 * In-class Participation + 0.3 * Exam + 0.1 * homework 4 + 0.1 * homework 1 + 0.1 * homework 2 + 0.1 * homework 5 + 0.1 * homework 3
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.4 * In-class-participation + 0.1 * Homework 3 + 0.1 * Homework 2 + 0.1 * Homework 1 + 0.3 * Exam
  • 2022/2023 3rd module
    0.1 * Homework 3 + 0.3 * Exam + 0.1 * Homework 1 + 0.1 * Homework 2 + 0.4 * In-class-participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Ваньке. КАК СОБРАТЬ ДАННЫЕ В ПОЛЕВОМ КАЧЕСТВЕННОМ ИССЛЕДОВАНИИ. - Москва : ВШЭ, 2020. - 256 с. - ISBN 978-5-7598-2086-4. - URL: https://ibooks.ru/bookshelf/372228/reading (дата обращения: 12.10.2020). - Текст: электронный.

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