Developing the research question: what is important?
The data we have collected provide a certain breadth of interpretation. To proceed with our research, it is necessary to move from the original research question of what makes narratives to the more specific aspects of the problem.
If we are talking about a renovation program in Moscow, then the specificity of its implementation lies in the fragmentation of active debates. This creates the prerequisites for clarifying the research question by including broader narratives in it. We know from theory that the losing side of a debate try to make the situation more serious than it really is and tie it to a wider range of problems. But to which ones? What will the representatives of civil society focus on in their fight against renovation? We discussed these issues at the current RSG seminar.
Seminar recording is available in a special section