CRRC organizes regional conferences where researchers can meet, network, present their latest work and discuss ongoing social trends across the region. This page provides details of past CRRC methodological conferences.
Research for Development in the South Caucasus: Discussing Methodological Innovations, 24-25 June 2016
This conference aims to discuss methodological approaches to studying recent political, economic and social trends in the South Caucasus, specifically focusing on innovative practices of empirical social research. It will bring together local and international participants that are committed to advancing social research practice across the South Caucasus. It will be a relatively small conference focused on constructive how-to discussions.
The socio-economic and political climate in the South Caucasus and its neighborhood changes constantly. This transformation process has different manifestations in each of the emerging post-Soviet democracies. Our goal is to explore national and international dimensions of post-Soviet transformations in the South Caucasus and its neighborhood and to discuss new approaches to analyzing the trends of regional and international policies of the emerging democracies, while promoting methodological innovation.
The conference focused on constructive “how-to” discussions, thus offering researchers the opportunity to discuss and compare their methods and findings.
The second annual CRRC methodological conference took place on the 25th of June at Tbilisi State University. With over fifty attendees and a packed program of presentations, the conference drew together policy practitioners and researchers from the South Caucasus and beyond. The goal of this conference is to broaden and deepen the exploration of the forms, causes and consequences of social inequality in the South Caucasus and its neighboring geographical regions by advancing methodological innovation.
On June 20, 2013 CRRC convened a conference on research methods in Tbilisi that brought together researchers from the South Caucasus and beyond to discuss methodological developments in the social sciences. The conference focused on constructive “how-to” discussions, thus offering researchers the opportunity to discuss and compare their methods and findings. To achieve high quality discussion and feedback for presenters, a limited number of papers were accepted from scholars and researchers to be presented to the audience. The presenters included scholars and researchers from all social science disciplines (e.g., economics, demography, sociology, political sciences, and psychology) who specialize in either quantitative or qualitative research.