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Փոդքասթ՝ հետազոտությունների և հետազոտական մեթոդների մասին։ Խոսում ենք նրա մասին, թե ինչ հարցեր են հուզում հետազոտողներին, ինչ նորարական մեթոդներով են նրանք գտնում իրենց հուզող հարցերի պատասխանները։ Միակ հարցը, որի պատասխանը չունենք՝ ինչ է ուզում կինը։ Մնացածը՝ լսեք մեր փոդքասթի էպիզոդներում։

Research Ethics: Studying People
Research Ethics: Studying People

We sat down with Kristina Akopyan, a medical doctor, consultant, and researcher to talk about research ethics, its principles and standards. Especially, we were interested in how research ethics comes forward while researching people, and how the fine line between harming and protecting research participants comes into play.

A Conversation with Artsakhi Students: post-war experiences and hopes
A Conversation with Artsakhi Students: post-war experiences and hopes

In this episode, Mariam Petrosyan talks to two students who were forced to move out of their homeland following the war conflict in Artsakh. On a Sunday afternoon, as they shared their experiences as students at home, they also talked about the losses and new hopes.

Volunteering in the Times of War
Volunteering in the Times of War

In this episode, we talk to English language student-teachers who found time and energy to teach Artsakhi kids in the most difficult times during and after the war conflict during September-November of 2020. As we talk, they share their experiences, feelings and views about why they opted to volunteer to teach the classes to kids, what it meant for their own education and the education of others. Music played by Verjine Zabounian

Academic Honesty and Plagiarism
Academic Honesty and Plagiarism

Do you know where the word "plagiarism" comes from? And what are the key reasons for the students to plagiarise and buy academic papers? In this episode, we talk to Christine Goroyan about her research among Armenian students, their motives to buy academic papers and reasons to plagiarise. Back in 2015, Christine, with a team of other students from the American University of Armenia well explored this issue.

So How Did Your Remote Learning  Go This Spring?
So How Did Your Remote Learning Go This Spring?

In this episode, 6 university students share their impressions from the remote learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in early March through September 2020. They talk about being fed up with Zoom sessions, the need for human connection and what they have gained in learning during that time.

Exploring People's Laundry Practices
Exploring People's Laundry Practices

In this episode, we talk to Hasmik Knyazyan, a cultural anthropologist, who shares her observations about the laundry practices in the city of Yerevan, and the history and the stories behind it. As we walked through the streets in Yerevan and watched the hanging laundry outside, Hasmik commented on what laundry may be telling about the culture and the practices of a household. What will your laundry tell about you?

Researching Media Content: The Issues of Masculinity and Gender Violence in TV Series
Researching Media Content: The Issues of Masculinity and Gender Violence in TV Series

In this episode, Ani Kojoyan is sharing the research she co-ran back in 2013-14, where she explored the issues of masculinity in the Armenian TV series and the role of gender violence in relation to masculinity. Excerpts used from "Հարազատ թշնամի" episodes 310 and 270. Armenia TV Production

The Patchwork
The Patchwork

Exploring People's Stories: Doing Narrative Research
Exploring People's Stories: Doing Narrative Research

We all have stories to tell. Life itself is a narrative full of our stories. We sat down with Irena Grigoryan to talk about her research, which she did while studying in Slovenia. She shares how she explored the narratives of high-skilled people who have returned to Armenia and have (or have not) paved their ways. What's your story? Չկա մարդ, ով չունի պատմություն։ Կյանքն էլ ինքը մի պատմություն է, պատմությունների մի շտեմարան։ Մեր հյուրը՝ Իռենա Գրիգորյանը, պատմում է Սլովենիայում մագիստրոսական ծրագրի շրջանակներում իր գրած թեզի մասին։ Հետազոտությունը կառուցել էր նարրատիվ մեթոդաբանությամբ, որտեղ ուսումնասիրել էր Հայաստան վերադարձած և բարձր որակավորում ունեցող մարդկանց կյանքի պատմություններ։ Պատմեք ձեր պատմությունը։ Materials used: Image retrieved from here Karaoke version of Triggerfinger, I follow rivers Познер. В гостях Михаил Жванецкий SFX: DDmyzik Loops Laid Back Loop Ambiences Interview in a café.wav

Research in Clinical Linguistics: Bilingual Aphasia Test
Research in Clinical Linguistics: Bilingual Aphasia Test

In this episode, our guest, Dr. Byurakn Ishkhanyan, shares her experience while doing her masters in the Netherlands. She discusses the challenges of her research, ways to find research participants and that research cannot always be as smooth as we plan. Materials used: Boon TV. Byurakn Ishaknyan. Accessed May 24, 2020 Voice Experiment - Russian Love Declaration Maybe.flac Copyright 2013 Iwan Gabovitch, CC-BY3 license. Kishi Bashi. In Fantasia. Accessed on www.youtube.com May 24, 2020

Researching Children: Using Photovoice
Researching Children: Using Photovoice

In this episode, we continue talking to researchers who have researched people. Satenik Khachatryan is a researcher in Early childhood education and care, with an experience in child protection and community development. She is an Erasmus Mundus Joint MA program alumna and shares her research done during her master studies in Sweden. She describes the method of photovoice that helped her explore the role of the native language in bilingual children in Sweden. What do you think needs to be considered when involving children as research participants? Materials used in the podcast: MyAgrisummer Camp video materials: retrieved May 19, 2020 My Agrisummer camp video materials: retrieved May 19, 2020 Skinshape, I didn't know : retrieved May 19, 2020 Ruben Hakhverdyan Cover image : retrieved May 20, 2020 SFX:

Researching Vulnerable Adults
Researching Vulnerable Adults

What do you do to protect your research participants who are vulnerable? In this episode, we talk to a researcher from the International Center for Human Development, Kristina Sargsyan, who reflects on her experience of working over a project where she had to set up a focus group with women who were victims of domestic violence. As we talk, she shares the dilemmas she was facing, the emotional toll she carried and the strategies she developed alongside. What about you - do you think vulnerable participants should be involved at all? Image retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/was-i-raped Audio used in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNgFGFvXmXo Ընտանեկան բռնություն July 4, 2016 www.1in.am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkbkGnS3wuE Tears In Your Eyes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B75PGFrWvFo Turbine Womb by Soap and Skins

Participatory Action Research 2
Participatory Action Research 2

In this episode, we continue talking about participatory approach to research using a variety of methods. We sat down with Prof. Sona Manusyan, a psychologist and a researcher, to discuss how she explores civic movements and the concepts of Them and Us in them. Sounds and music used in the podcast: Bambak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsg8Gn3_QVA Serj Tankian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pvvvCj0lRQ Velvet Revolution in Armenia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVzXKGkaxRA Image: retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/13/macedonia-lipstick-protester-jasmina-golubovska

Participatory Action Research 1
Participatory Action Research 1

Isn't our life a participatory action research, after all? In this episode, we talk to Goharik Tigranyan, a young researcher who shares her story of using the participatory action research approach to exploring the work of student councils in Armenia. Image retrieved from Wadsworth, 2011 SFX: "Pencil, Writing, Close, A.wav" by InspectorJ of Freesound.org Music: Hang Massive from www.youtube.com

Introduction to the series
Introduction to the series

Listen to the introduction to the series of The Method podcasts and look forward to the upcoming shows.