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The body of knowledge on young people entering adulthood remains fragmented and requires systematization. There is insufficient data about social behaviors, personal and professional experiences, and life choices of young people. Therefore, we need more studies to understand these matters better. The International Symposium Researching Young Lives aims to provide practical information about tools for researching behaviors of young people entering adulthood.

 

iNTERNATIONAL SympoSIUM

 

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Symposium organizer: Youth Research LAB at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities


The body of knowledge on young people entering adulthood remains fragmented and requires systematization. There is insufficient data about social behaviors, personal and professional experiences, and life choices of young people. Therefore, we need more studies to understand these matters better. The International Symposium Researching Young Lives aims to provide practical information about tools for researching behaviors of young people entering adulthood.

Symposium

October
21 2016

Warsaw

Focus of the Symposium

The symposium will focus on presenting tools useful in researching the markers of adult behaviors, such as moving out of the family home, achieving financial independence, setting up own household, having the first child, and securing the first job. These events take place in a changing social environment and in various contexts, including peer groups, local community, and internet based media (such as newspapers, television, social platforms, blogs, etc.).

Presenters and Participants

The symposium is addressed to researchers interested in interdisciplinary research on youth behaviors. The participants and presenters include academics from University of Leeds, University College London in the U.K. and from SWPS University. The symposium links to the “Besties and Migration” research project conducted by Youth Research LAB under the leadership of Associate Professor Izabela Grabowska. More information about the project »

Program

10.00 – Welcome coffee & tea

10.00–10.30 – Opening address by Associate Professor Roman Cieślak, Ph.D., Rector of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities and Associate Professor Izabela Grabowska, Ph.D., Head of Youth Research LAB

Panel 1

10.30–12.45 – Longitudinal studies and researching young lives

  • Paper on Qualitative Longitudinal Studies and young lives by Professor Bren Neale, Emeritus Professor of Leeds University, leader of Timescapes Programme (40 min)

  • Paper on Quantitative Longitudinal Studies and youth by POLPAN representative by Anna Kiersztyn, Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences (20 min)

  • Paper on Researching school peer-groups, youth exclusion & inclusion with psychological approach by Małgorzata Wójcik, Ph.D., SWPS University, Psychology Department in Katowice and Youth Research LAB (20 min)
  • Paper Mapping the QLS in peer-groups and migration by Associate Professor Izabela Grabowska, Ph.D. and team, SWPS University and Youth Research Lab (30 min)

  • Discussion

12.45–13.30 – Lunch

Panel 2

13.30–17.00 – Researching youth and migration in local communities

  • Paper on Young migrants and local communities by Professor Anne White, School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, University College London (30 min)

  • Paper on Local communities and migration in transnational multisited Qualitative Longitudinal Study by Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw (30 min)

  • Discussion (30 min)

15.00–15.30 – Coffee break

15.30–17.00 – Presentation of the on-going project on Peer-groups and migration in selected local communities by Paula Pustułka, Ph.D., Justyna Sarnowska, Natalia Juchniewicz, Ph.D., Marta Buler, SWPS University and Youth Research LAB (45 min)

Discussion (45 min)

17.00–18.00 – Methodological roundtable on researching young lives (all speakers)

Date and Location

October 21, 2016

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw, Poland
Conference Room, 4th Floor

Registration

The symposium is opened to all researchers interested in youth behaviors. Please, register by e-mail: youth@swps.edu.pl.

Contact

Justyna Sarnowska
Assistant, Youth Research LAB

E-mail: jsarnowska@swps.edu.pl

The symposium is addressed to researchers interested in interdisciplinary research on youth behaviors. The participants and presenters include academics from University of Leeds, University College London in the U.K. and from SWPS University. The symposium links to the “Besties and Migration” research project conducted by Youth Research LAB under the leadership of Associate Professor Izabela Grabowska