The purpose of the Nineties Report is to increase our knowledge and understanding of cultures, values and belief systems among young people of Sweden in the 1990's. The approach is based on participatory research. It all started with a group of young people taking part in an experimental education called "Building the Future", in which they studied the methods and theories of futures studies. On the 1 1/2-year fulltime course some of the participants (born between 1969 and 1974) continued to an additional course in qualitative analysis.
In addition, video-recorded group discussions took place with young people to check the relevance of the questions. Lastly several films and multimedia presentations were produced within the framework of the project.
Particular importance was attached to future orientations; what makes young people tick, their dreams and lifestyles, including their views on the family, technology, culture, mobility and environmental issues.
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But wouldn't it be a waste not trying to study how the life cycle influence when young people mature; starting families, finish education and beginning to pay mortgages? Yes definitely and that's why we decided to continue the panel as long as the respondents accept our tricky questionnaires. Still, after so many years, we only have 6-7 percent as internal dropout rate. The explanation is probably that this is a true participatory research project, young people conduct all the interviews and they are likewise active in the analysis work and the different modes of presentations of the results.