COST: CA15105 – European Medicines Shortages Research Network – addressing supply problems to patients.

Projects funded by IASSR:

2015P103US – How people remember together: The ethnomethodological account of collective recall
1. International Association of Social Science Research.
2. Georgia Southern University, US.

Abstract: This study is about an ordinary social practice, i.e. how people remember together. More specifically, it is about making accountable how collective recall is accomplished in an institutional setting. Finding its main interest in making ordinary practices demonstrable, the study will make observable how participants in a social setting remember together. In addition to uncovering the conversational mechanisms used in the collective recall, it also aims to show how individual recall differs from collective recall. In the first stage, the participants, who will be around 20-30 university students in the same classroom, will be asked to watch a movie in the classroom together. Following the movie, a group of students (4 or 5 students in each group) will be invited to talk about the movie in a focus group. Before the discussion, they will be asked to complete the quiz about the movie individually. The agenda in the focus groups will consist of the questions in the quiz. The same procedure will be applied to the book chapter stage. The discussions in focus groups (8 meetings total) will be video-recorded and then transcribed for the analysis in the next stage. The conversational mechanisms that the participants make use of while remembering the details in the movie and in the book chapter will be made available. By comparing the answers that the participants provide in the quiz with their answers in the focus group, the researchers will be able to demonstrate how collective recall differs from individual recall.

2014P101EU – Children’s participation for democratic participation and decision making
1. International Association of Social Science Research.
2. University of Prishtina, Kosova.
3. National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania

Abstract: The Purpose of the Project is to promoting a broad awareness and realisation of children’s rights including their critical assessment at the community and local level; analysing the challenges impacting the fulfilment of children’s rights and identifying the needs and priorities of children in their communities/ cities based on a participatory rights based approach; engaging children, community members and decision makers in a participatory process that enhances their awareness of children rights and leads to a collective response to these needs; promoting children’s active involvement in all areas of public and community life, and monitoring progress and improvements in the children rights initiatives; enhancing the sources and strategies of public authorities and social institutions (NGOs, children-led initiatives) in developing social policies for children corresponding to the children rights and interests and generating qualitative and quantitative data to influence policies, laws and regulations as well as decisions related to children’s rights and participation.

2014P102TR – The adaptation of exchange students to Turkish culture: A case study
1. International Association of Social Science Research.

Abstract: This study primarily aims to explore the adaptation process, an observable social phenomenon, thoroughly and in depth in a limited context. Following this primary aim, the study will demonstrate how exchange students adapt themselves to Turkish culture and also list their adaptation skills in this process. As a sample of a qualitative study, it plans to explore and display the adaptation process, making use of different views from various parties in a limited context. Besides, at the end of the study, it aims to compile a handbook for student exchange offices to guide their exchange students in their stays in Turkey.