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Conf/Prog - Transformations in the South Caucasus and its Neighbourhood, CRRC Georgia

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June 26, 2015 - June 27, 2015

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CRRC Methodological Conference on Transformations in the South Caucasus and its Neighbourhood

 June 26th and 27th, Tbilisi, Georgia

Rooms Hotel Tbilisi

14 Merab Kostava Street

DAY 1

08:30 – 09:00 Registration & coffee

09:00 – 09:15 Opening remarks. David Lee, Chair of the Board of Trustees of EPF and CRRC

09:15 – 10:00 Keynote speech 1: Why mixing is a bad idea: the challenges to equivalence of mixing data collection modes in cross-national surveys
Rory Fitzgerald, ESS
Q/A 

10:00 – 11:30 Session 1: Enhancing research on education

1. School readiness study: findings and further research – Lela Chakhaia
2. INTES - a methodology for assessing the integrity of education systems, and its application in Armenia – Mihaylo Milovanovitch
3. Inequality in Armenian Higher Education, 2004-2013 – Koen Geven

Moderator of the panel: Heghine Manasyan

Q/A

11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00 Session 2: Visual research highlights

1. Territorial Claims and Gold Mining in Georgia: A Videographic Geography – Jesse Quinn
2. Rephotography: Documenting changes in the built and natural environment using photography – Vrej Haroutounian

Moderator of the panel: Tinatin Zurabishvili

Q/A

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Parallel workshops

1. The graphical visualization of regression output using Stata– Alexi Gugushvili
2. Most-Similar Systems Design: Issues and Potential Remedies – Anar Ahmadov

16:15 – 18:00 Parallel workshops
1. How to Use a Process-Tracing Methodology in Theory Testing? – Nino Dadalauri
2. Getting your article published – Timothy Blauvelt

18:30-20:30 Dinner

DAY 2

09:00 – 9:30 Coffee

9:30 – 10:15 Keynote speech 2:The Role of Assimilation, Emigrant Networks and Destination in Ukrainian Emigrants’ Transnational Political Engagement - Anar Ahmadov

Q/A

10:15 – 11:45 Session 3

1. Azerbaijan: Discourse and Self-Perception – Chiara Loda
2. Validation of the Azerbaijani Empowerment Scale – Alexander Cheryomukhin
3. Online versus Offline Civic Activism: the Case of Armenia – Valentina Gevorgyan and Armine Bagiyan

Moderator of the panel: Yulia Aliyeva

Q/A

11:45 – 12.30 Keynote speech 3:

“Money Can’t Buy Me Love”: Foreign Land Ownership Regime and Attitudes in Georgia - Alexi Gugushvili
Q/A

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:30 Workshop: The Challenges of Cross-national Surveys: The example of the European Social Survey (ESS)

Rory Fitzgerald, ESS (Coffee – to be provided during the workshop)

15:30 – 16:00 Closing remarks – Timothy Blauvelt, Koba Turmanidze

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