Training session on comparable focus-group methodology for researchers

WP 8 - Identity Formation and Enlargement

Zakopane, 11-12 April 2008

 

Venue:
Pod Berłami Guest House, Grunwaldzka Street 9, Zakopane
 

Organised by: 

Jagiellonian University Krakow

Eötvös Loránd University Budapest

 

Programme


Friday 11 April


10:00-13:00

SESSION I
The status of collective identities in a theory of 'democratic deliberative supranationalism'

Chair: Prof. Zdzislaw Mach


Welcoming address
Zdzisław Mach, Jagiellonian University

The status of collective identities in a theory of 'democratic deliberative supranationalism' - Paper summary
Magdalena Góra,
Jagiellonian University 

Remarks and comments
Grzegorz Pożarlik,
Jagiellonian University

Discussion

Scope of the proposed empirical research in the next 18 month – summary
Dariusz Niedźwiedzki, Jacek Nowak, Paweł Kubicki, Marcin Galent, Katarzyna Zielińska, Maria Heller, Peter Bodor, Agnes Renyi, Borbala Kriza, Olga Brzezińska (
Jagiellonian University/Eötvös Loránd University)

13:00-15:00

LUNCH
Lunch Restaurant Soprano, Krupówki

15:00-16:00 

SESSION II
Narrative life story interviews as a tool for studying identity

Chair: Maria Heller


An empirical and theoretical question relating to identity research:
What is the nature of data on identity? How can one relate the individual person to the collective identity?

"To be Hungarian" as it appears in the focus group research data

Discussion
 

Coffee break 

16:15-17:15

SESSION III
Focus Group analysis in RECON research (1)

Chairs: Jacek Nowak and Peter Bodor


Discussion on the suitability of focus group analysis for research on collective identity and europeanisation.
How to increase the advantages of the focus group method for RECON research?

Discussion on gathered material from focus group analysis conducted in the first year of research, with particular emphasis on the advantages and disadvantages of the implementing focus group method in research on collective identity

Questions:
To what extent were the focuses useful in research on selected groups? Which elements were “working” and which were not? What needs to be changed?
 

Coffee Break

17:30-19:00

SESSION IV
Documentary film

Documentary film-making to investigate and analyze Hungarian radical nationalism
Borbala Kriza, E
ötvös Loránd University

Film Screen "Rocking the Nation" (Dübörög a nemzeti rock)

20:00

Dinner
Karczma Biały Potok
 

 

Saturday 12 April


11:00-14:00 

SESSION V
Focus Group analysis in RECON research (2)

Chair: Jacek Nowak

 


Is it possible to create a common standard for focus method within the RECON research? What kind of common modules can be introduced in the next stage of works? How to evaluate the gathered data? How to compare gathered data? How to organize archives of the gathered material to make it useful for further analysis?

Presentation of computer programmes helpful for the data analysis
Krzysztof Tomanek

Discussion

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Magdalena Góra
Phone: +48 12/429 80 00
Fax: +48
12/429 70 52

Centre for European Studies
Jagiellonian University
ul. Jodłowa 13, 30-252 Kraków