After the discussion on the research question, we move on and begin to work out those categories and codes that will be used for the final analysis. At this seminar, we discussed how they should look for a qualitative analysis and how informative they can be in this context.
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.
At this seminar, we discussed the results of the primary analysis of the texts. The stories told by the parties of the debate may follow different strategies and have different plots, but what is their level of narrativeness? We tried to summarize the plots and messages around which these texts could be structured
As part of our work at seminars, we continue to prepare a qualitative study of texts containing narratives about the renovation program in Moscow. At the moment, we have developed a preliminary version of the code book for coding texts and by the end of May we plan to complete the work on their analysis.
The group's work continues and we are taking the first steps in formulating research questions for the study. With the focus on qualitative analysis we can work not only with new data that we plan to collect through interviews, but also with already collected texts that we used earlier for quantitative analysis of narratives.
"Our idea was to apply this framework to the Russian context": interview with prof. Caroline Schlaufer on the "Policy narratives in moscow" RGS's results of the first year and role of the students in this project.
Artem Uldanov and Caroline Schlaufer have discussed several questions related to the work of the RGS and also the results of the first year
How systematic is our understanding of policy narratives? After a lot of work on analyzing them in the Moscow policy debate, our colleague Viktor Albert tried to summarize some of the weaknesses of the approaches and methods of narrative analysis.