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Inflation of Trust
12 April 2021

In order to withstand the pandemic, a speedy vaccination of the population appears necessary, however research (and anecdotal evidence) suggests there is low uptake, ultimately due to lacking trust in the benefits of vaccines and fears surrounding its potential risks.

May Certain Trends Brought By COVID-19 Be Worth Keeping Post-Pandemic?
11 January 2021

A recent ruling of the Georgian Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) dictates that most electricity tariffs will be kept at their current rates, with a minor increase for the supply of firms. The ruling has raised a number of questions in society due to high expectations of a possible increase in tariffs. ISET-PI’s Senior Researcher of the Energy and Environmental Policy Research Center, Levan Pavlenishvili, answered questions raised by the host and audience of Radio Freedom. Some of the questions raised were as follows: how does the tariff setting in electricity sector works? How complex is the tariff methodology and how does it work? What can be the impact of a tariff increase on general price levels in the country? Watch the video from Radio Tavisupleba to learn more.

New Old Chavchavadze Avenue – Putting the Horse Ahead of the Cart?
07 September 2020

On December 15, 2016, Dr. Natalia Velikova, Associate Professor at Texas Tech University (TTU), held a lecture on Focus Group Discussions for the researchers of ISET-PI. Natalia is an Associate Director of the Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute. Currently, she is a Fulbright scholar in Tbilisi and works on the Development of Wine Marketing and Wine Tourism Strategies for Georgia. Natalia started her presentation by outlining the main differences between quantitative and qualitative research and suggested some criteria for choosing between these two approaches. Afterwards, she introduced Focus Group Discussions (FGD) as one of the methods used in qualitative research and listed research goals and questions to be addressed with FGDs.

Texas Tech University Professor Gives Lecture on Focus Group Discussions
15 December 2016

On December 15, 2016, Dr. Natalia Velikova, Associate Professor at Texas Tech University (TTU), held a lecture on Focus Group Discussions for the researchers of ISET-PI. Natalia is an Associate Director of the Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute. Currently, she is a Fulbright scholar in Tbilisi and works on the Development of Wine Marketing and Wine Tourism Strategies for Georgia. Natalia started her presentation by outlining the main differences between quantitative and qualitative research and suggested some criteria for choosing between these two approaches. Afterwards, she introduced Focus Group Discussions (FGD) as one of the methods used in qualitative research and listed research goals and questions to be addressed with FGDs.

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