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HU OSA 429-1 Social Scientific Research Projects
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Title
Social Scientific Research Projects
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Date(s)
1966 - 2014
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Subfonds
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75 Archival boxes, 9.38 linear meters
2 Archival photo box, 0.66 linear meters
1 Oversized box (40 cm), 0.4 linear meters
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Name of creator(s)
Csákó, Mihály
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Scope and content (abstract)


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Scope and content (narrative)

The documents related to Mihály Csákó’s research activities play a prominent role in his oeuvre. Csákó was one of the founders of Hungarian educational research; his main research areas included sociological theory, international and Hungarian sociology of education, sociology of youth, political socialization, research methodology and social statistics. One of his most significant early research endeavors was his study of skilled workers and apprentices, which he began with Ilona Liskó in 1972-73 and continued for decades. Research through surveys and interviews in this collection revealed that apprenticeships were seen by many as an opportunity to get away from learning, and that apprentices were in low-prestige jobs after several years of training, contradicting official ideas about the development of socialist society. Their study, repeated twenty years later in the post-change context, showed that the social situation of apprentices had not changed. The documents from these studies form a separate series.

The sociological study of computer education and computerization in schools has become an independent field of research in Csákó’s oeuvre, inspired by his documentary work at the Central Statistical Office (KSH) Computer Training Center (SZÁMOK), which he was forced to do because of his oppositional activities. The documents in this area include studies, in-depth interviews, case studies, published and unpublished manuscripts and background material. Csákó started investigating the political socialization of young people in the early 1990s, creating a unique longitudinal database by sampling seventh-grade students every four years. His research revealed that informal activist life, rather than school or family, was the determining factor in political socialization. This series includes not only research materials and manuscripts but also published studies.

Research related to trade unions was connected to Csákó’s role in domestic and international trade union organizations. He collected numerous publications and conference materials, but his own early and post-regime change research on the subject is also included in this series.

The documentation of Mihály Csákó’s research in other areas, including documents he created and collected as a collaborator in other research projects, is included in a separate series.

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Archivist's note
Arranged by Réka Heszterényi, Erzsébet Szöllősi, and Örs Lehel Tari. Described by Erzsébet Szöllősi. English translations by Judit Hegedüs and Iván Székely. October 31, 2023.
HU OSA 429-1 Social Scientific Research Projects
BookIconSubfonds Description
Context
Hierarchy
Statistics
Identity Statement
Title
Social Scientific Research Projects
Identity Statement
Date(s)
1966 - 2014
Identity Statement
Description Level
Subfonds
Identity Statement
Extent and medium (processed)
75 Archival boxes, 9.38 linear meters
2 Archival photo box, 0.66 linear meters
1 Oversized box (40 cm), 0.4 linear meters
Context
Name of creator(s)
Csákó, Mihály
Content and structure
Scope and content (abstract)


Content and structure
Scope and content (narrative)

The documents related to Mihály Csákó’s research activities play a prominent role in his oeuvre. Csákó was one of the founders of Hungarian educational research; his main research areas included sociological theory, international and Hungarian sociology of education, sociology of youth, political socialization, research methodology and social statistics. One of his most significant early research endeavors was his study of skilled workers and apprentices, which he began with Ilona Liskó in 1972-73 and continued for decades. Research through surveys and interviews in this collection revealed that apprenticeships were seen by many as an opportunity to get away from learning, and that apprentices were in low-prestige jobs after several years of training, contradicting official ideas about the development of socialist society. Their study, repeated twenty years later in the post-change context, showed that the social situation of apprentices had not changed. The documents from these studies form a separate series.

The sociological study of computer education and computerization in schools has become an independent field of research in Csákó’s oeuvre, inspired by his documentary work at the Central Statistical Office (KSH) Computer Training Center (SZÁMOK), which he was forced to do because of his oppositional activities. The documents in this area include studies, in-depth interviews, case studies, published and unpublished manuscripts and background material. Csákó started investigating the political socialization of young people in the early 1990s, creating a unique longitudinal database by sampling seventh-grade students every four years. His research revealed that informal activist life, rather than school or family, was the determining factor in political socialization. This series includes not only research materials and manuscripts but also published studies.

Research related to trade unions was connected to Csákó’s role in domestic and international trade union organizations. He collected numerous publications and conference materials, but his own early and post-regime change research on the subject is also included in this series.

The documentation of Mihály Csákó’s research in other areas, including documents he created and collected as a collaborator in other research projects, is included in a separate series.

Content and structure
Accruals
Not Expected
Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing access
Not Restricted
Description Control
Archivist's note
Arranged by Réka Heszterényi, Erzsébet Szöllősi, and Örs Lehel Tari. Described by Erzsébet Szöllősi. English translations by Judit Hegedüs and Iván Székely. October 31, 2023.