Opportunities and prospects for the use of certain situational tests in empirical sociology


Nechitailo I.S.

Kharkov University for Humanities, Kharkov, Ukraine nechit@ukr.net

ID of the Article: 5245


For citation:

Nechitailo I.S. Opportunities and prospects for the use of certain situational tests in empirical sociology. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 6. P. 68-77




Abstract

Possibilities of applying pictures grouping in empiric sociology are analyzed, in particular in research of cognitive resources and cognitive codes as “hidden mediators” of (re)production processes of social inequality and social structure. The article presents results of pilot project aimed at testing above research methods and techniques for validity. Basing on these results it is concluded that study of cognitive resources and codes by this method, allows to go beyond psychology and draw important sociological conclusions about development (perfections, adjustments) of curriculums that would promote smoothing of chances of people from different social layers, social classes, or groups on success in education, and consequently, to moving toward higher positions in social space.


Keywords
cognitive resource; cognitive code; linguistic code; education; pedagogical labor; test of pictures grouping
Content No 6, 2015