On September 15, 2011 at the first regular seminar of LCSR in this academic year the preliminary results of the research “Islam and Nationalism in Volga-Ural Region” (the case of Tatarstan and Bashkortostan) were presented by Eduard Ponarin, Director of LCSR, and Kirill Zhirkov, Research Fellow of LCSR.
The first Summer School of LSCR called «Multilevel Analysis in Comparative Studies» was held from August 22 to September 2 in Pushkin, a suburb of St. Petersburg. The participants of this school were master and postgraduate students and young researchers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Israel, Germany and USA.
Human Experiments. Egor Lazarev’s Impressions about the participation in workshops at the school ICPSR
Egor Lazarev told about his academic trip to the summer school ICPSR(Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA), where he took part in two short intensive workshops: “Design, Conduction and Analysis of Field Experiments in Social Sciences” (August, 1-5) and “Spatial Econometrics” (August 15-19), which have been delivered by professor Donald Green (Columbia University) and by professor Robert Franzese (University of Michigan), respectively.
Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis is the largest Summer school in Europe with more than 60 courses on contemporary quantitative and qualitative methods of data analysis in social sciences. The school is famous for its teachers: the “stars” of statistics, sociology, psychology. The authors of world famous textbooks on data analysis methods teach there. Some LCSR researchers came to Essex this summer and participated in its famous summer school.
ECPR was able to create a serious atmosphere for studying and to include as much lessons into a 2-week course as in a semester.
János Mátyás Kovács, a famous scholar from the Austrian Institute for Human Sciences delivered a lecture on his project on June, 23 at the working seminar of LCSS.
The regular LCSS working seminar took place on May 26, 2011. Alexander Demidov, the chief executive officer of “GfK Rus” company, made a report about the comparative studies conducted by GfK Group.
Taking part in the discussion with Dmitry Medvedev were scientists from universities in the USA, Japan, Britain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and other countries, who were among the winners of the Russian Education and Science Ministry’s first tender for organising and carrying out research and development work at Russian universities. There was also scientific adviser LCSS, Ronald Inglehart.
Igor Zadorin, the head of the research group “Zircon”, presented main results of monitoring of social population mood of the former Soviet Union in the framework of the Eurasian monitor at the regular seminar of LCSS on April 28, 2011.
The Laboratory for Comparative Social Studies hosted the international workshop «Comparative Perspectives on Social Values and Modernization» in Saint Petersburg on April 24-27 2011.