The Centre for Empirical Social Research (CESR) coordinates theoretically grounded empirical social research primarily in the field of economic actors, entrepreneurs, elites, media, information society, migration and European integration.
Among the applied methods one can find the design and analysis of small surveys and large representative polls, content- and discourse analysis, experiment, interview, focus group, deliberative poll, civic discussion and policy Delphi.
The CESR coordinated many research projects in the above-mentioned areas, that is, the ‘Hungarian Enterprise Panel Survey’ ‘The Emerging Elites’, ‘Entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe’, ‘Uncertainty and Insecurity in Europe’, ‘Information Society and Local Community’, ‘Social Impacts of ICT', SIBIS’, ‘eInclusion’, ‘ICT4All’ ,‘IntUne’ and the "Innovative Social Policies for Inclusive and Resilient Labour Markets in Europe" (INSPIRES) FP7 research programme.
We can mention among our partners and funding agencies the following organisations: Antenna Hungária, Centre of eMagyarország, empirica GmbH (Bonn), the 5-7th and H2020 Framework Programmes of the EU, Ministry of Justice, ENEC network (supported by OTKA).
The following datafiles are available for motivated students - to be asked from György Lengyel (CV and motivation letter required):
- The Hungarian enterprises panel data (1992-2000)
- The Hungarian business elite data (1990, 1993, 1997, 2009, 2014)
- Youth panel survey (2002-2012)
- Public opinion survey among third-country immigrants and the receiving society (2011)