We in the Center for Applied Anthropology of Estonia (CAAE) attribute importance to both the analytical and phenomenological perspective in conducting the research and analysing the data. The research conducted by CAAE is always preceded by a thorough examination of the field which allows presenting the data according to the context.


The Center for Applied Anthropology of Estonia is open-minded. Curiosity keeps us learning, improving and seeking for the best solutions. We are eager to collaborate and always adapt our offers to the requirements of the customer.


Social responsibility for both the partners as well as informants is held in the highest regard in the Center for Applied Anthropology of Estonia. Our researches are based on mutual understanding and empathy but also honesty and trust.

Qualitative Research

Our thinking sessions were invigorating, the debates compelling and constructive, refreshing and inspired by contradictions that rose from experiences. I felt at ease because we were thinking along the same lines, our partnership created a space for healthy self-criticism and humour. I enjoy cooperating and co-working with the anthropologists from the Centre for Applied Anthropology of Estonia, because with them the analysis phase is not a mundane task to get over with. Instead, it is a playful exploration, where progress is carried by self-analysis, discovery and learning.

Maie Kiisel Centre for Applied Social Sciences, University of Tartu
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