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Scientific center of research of oral history

Centre for Research and Training in the field of " oral history " ( TsIiPSS "Oral History" ) was established in 2012 with the support of the Rector KazNPU Abaya SJ Pralieva . Scientific advisor TsIiPSS "Oral History" - the doctor of historical sciences , professor, member - correspondent . NAS RK MK Koygeldiev .          The Centre aims to develop research and training in the field of analysis of oral memories. The main objective of the Centre is to organize and support the academic resources that promote the use of oral data.          Oral memories of people can get all sorts of information . Technique of interviewing, questionnaire , the method of transcription and , ultimately , the interpretation of the materials to a large extent depend on the initial objectives of the study , based on a particular academic tradition . Methods for obtaining and analyzing interviews have many options . Oral History as a scientific discipline , enables interdisciplinary interaction , sharing of methods and approaches set forth in the various scientific fields .          Areas of activity TsIiPSS "Oral History" : Recording and transcribing interviews; Information support ; The training of specialists ; Research projects ; Creating an archive of oral materials.            The main goal of TsIiPSS "Oral History" : keep the memories of people of Kazakhstan through oral interviews and distribution of transcripts of oral history for researchers , students, and society as a whole; reveal new historical facts through the recollections of eyewitnesses or contemporaries of historical events of the past; establish a fund in memory of oral CSA RK and periodically replenish its most important sources of research for future generations ; on the basis of the data center staff to conduct scientific - research work.          The main objectives of the Centre are: implementation of research , expert - analytical , as well as training by training ; organization to obtain additional professional education on oral history undergraduates, doctoral students , researchers and faculty members and persons interested in oral history ; study and summary of national and international experience in the fields of research , held by the Centre ; involvement in the research work of the Scientific - teaching staff and graduate students , doctoral KazNPU Abaya , and persons interested in oral history ; participate in the development of the university as a center of education , research - historical knowledge ; organization of joint scientific - research activities with international organizations.