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Postgraduate Studies in Modern Russia: Motivation to Study and Barriers for Thesis Defense
Applied Methods of Social Analysis of Markets
The research is devoted to identify the barriers to the thesis defense as well as factors that contribute to overcome them including the motivation of graduate studies. Moreover, there are examined possible models for the postgraduate program development. The results of the study are based on qualitative analysis of interviews with both former and graduate students, heads of graduate programs and advisors. The interviews were analyzed with the power of grounded theory. The analysis helped to analyze the problem from different points of view and formulate possible ways of improving graduate school in Russia.