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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Sociologija / Sociology (S005)
Author(s): Dorelaitienė, Agnė;Merkys, Gediminas
Title: Jaunimo studijos – savitas empirinės socialinių tyrimų paradigmos žanras
Other Title: Youth studies – a specific genre of the empirical paradigm in social sciences
Is part of: Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai = Social work. Experience and methods. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2017, T. 19(1)
Extent: p. 27-49
Date: 2017
Keywords: Jaunas asmuo;Jaunimo socialinė grupė;Empirinė analitinė paradigma;Young person;Social group of youth;Empirical-analytic paradigm
Abstract: Nuo XX a. jaunimo tyrimai plėtojosi kaip atskira tyrimų disciplina ir tradicija. Jaunimas gali būti suvokiamas rizikos ir galimybių kontekste, o tyrimų tradicijoje dominuoja kokybiniai tyrimai, ypač siekiantys jaunimo emancipacijos. Vis dėlto aktualumo nepraranda ir empirinė analitinė paradigma, kuri, kaip atskleidė tyrimas, yra savitas jaunimo tyrimų žanras, pasižyminti kiekybine prieiga ir stipriu ryšiu su politika ir praktine fenomeno situacija
The article presents the situation of youth in contemporary society. Neoliberal economy, ageing society, rapid globalisation, technological changes, increase of social risk have prompted specific, historically unfamiliar, and fairly difficult to forecast social change. Social adaptation and construction of own identity are becoming challenging to youth as a specific social group in this period of great uncertainty, risk, and opportunities. Youth studies are referred to as one of the means to help understand the youth phenomenon and form the respective policy. Aim of the article is to reveal the role of youth studies as a specific interdisciplinary genre of the empirical-analytic paradigm in social sciences. Research objectives: (1) To identify the traditions of youth studies and differences between them; (2). To reveal the specific character of youth studies as an empirical paradigm in the contemporary context. Analysis of scientific sources and document analysis are used for achievement of the goal and objectives. Since the 20th century, youth studies have been developing as an independent research discipline and tradition. Perception of the notion of a young person has been changing along with development of the paradigmatic and methodological research traditions. Modernity has doubtlessly contributed to a young person finding his/her place in other age groups and putting an emphasis on the importance of youth as a specific social group. Recently, youth has been viewed as both the risk and the opportunity group. Although qualitative research, in particular, where youth emancipation is aspired, prevails in the contemporary research tradition, the empirical-analytic paradigm has not lost its relevance. The research has demonstrated that empirical-analytic paradigm is a specific genre of the youth studies characterised by quantitative approach and strong link to politics and practical situation of the phenomenon
Affiliation(s): Kauno technologijos universitetas
Appears in Collections:Socialinis darbas. Patirtis ir metodai / Social Work. Experience and Methods 2017, nr. 19 (1)
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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