Research practices of Russian sociologists

Research practices of Russian sociologists

Kintcharova A.V.

European University at St-Petersburg, Petersburg, Russia

Sokolov M.M.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof. at European University at Saint Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia

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Kintcharova A.V., Sokolov M.M. Research practices of Russian sociologists. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 6. P. 58-68


Changing methods of data collecting, processing and presenting as practiced by Russian sociologists are followed-up analyzing all papers printed in ‘Sociological Studies’, Moscow in 1981, 1996, and 2011. Preferred methods of data collection did not practically change – with limited use of qualitative methods being the only exclusion, while use of statistical methods remained at a low level. Limited progress in data description and presentation is partly explainable by journal’s editorial staff efforts.

data collection; data presentation; sociology of science; mathematical methods of analysis; N. Elias
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