Third International Summer School of ILSCR "Designing, performing and presenting social psychology and sociology research: From initial questions to publication"
Third International Summer School of ILSCR "Designing, performing and presenting social psychology and sociology research: From initial questions to publication" was held in hotel “Olympiets” in Moscow region on 20-25 of June, 2013.
Participants of Summer School were students, graduate students, researchers and teachers of Higher School of Economics. All participants had to have results of conducted study that could be presented for forthcoming publication. Therefore, each participant had an opportunity to work on improving his/her own materials with the help of teachers of the School – well-known foreign specialists Shalom Schwartz, Ronald Fischer and Peter Schmidt, as well as invited expert on academic writing Rachel Schwartz.
All participants were divided into three groups to work with one of three mentioned teachers. Teacher of each group chose the his own strategy of working with group, but there was something in common in every group - high dynamic and intensity of work within four days of Summer School. Also, each group had an opportunity to work with Rachel Schwartz on basics of academic writing in English.
Main focus of group work was on revealing a key idea of research, as well as finding whether this idea is new and important to the audience from theoretical or practical point of view. Respondents were proposed to review their papers from position of potential readers and editors. The result of discussions in each group was clarification of titles of future articles, specification of tasks, hypotheses and underlying theoretical background.
Participants had received an information about what structure of a future article should be and how to improve presentation of the material. It was made on concrete examples. Some of the examples were the materials from participants' researches that are ready to be published, the other part were articles already published in international journals. During group discussions, problems were discovered and possible solutions were mentioned.
At the final meeting teachers summed up the discussion of all days in a funny way, and participants thanked all the teachers with a hope to participate in next Summer School of ILSCR.