Sociological knowledge in the context of information technologies development
Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia email@example.com
The paper looks into changes that affect theories, data and methods of sociological research under impact of developing information technologies. It refers, i.a., to end of questionnaire survey domination, concentration of attention from theories to methods of data processing, changing character of explanations, rethinking of sampling and representation, to more ‘democratic’ knowledge production.