Research Puzzle and Methodology

  • Maria-Carmen Pantea


This chapter presents the (theoretical and practical) rationales for carrying out the research, largely related to the ‘invisible’ research status of the young people in VET and in Romania, as well as the economistic base for policy making on VET. It develops on the main research goal: to explore how young people in Romania’s VET position themselves in relation with the work that is likely to be available in the near future. Lastly, it provides details of the qualitative methodology: semi-structured interviews and focus groups with over 250 young people from 34 VET schools of Romania.


Grounded theory Qualitative research Methodology Interviews Focus groups 


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  • Maria-Carmen Pantea
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  1. 1.Faculty of Sociology and Social WorkBabeș-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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