Sociological knowledge in the context of information technologies development


Dudina V.I.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Associate Professor, Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia viktoria_dudina@mail.ru

ID of the Article: 5238


For citation:

Dudina V.I. Sociological knowledge in the context of information technologies development. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 6. P. 13-22




Abstract

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.


Keywords
methodology; scientific knowledge production; information technologies; digital sociology; performativeness
Content No 6, 2015