Coherence of integrative processes as precondition for improvement of empiricalresearch quality in Russia


Tatarova G.G.

Dr. Sci. (Soc.), Prof., Chief Researcher, Institute of Sociology, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia tatarova-gg@rambler.ru

ID of the Article: 5672


For citation:

Tatarova G.G. Coherence of integrative processes as precondition for improvement of empiricalresearch quality in Russia. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 7. P. 72-84




Abstract

Endogenous factors negatively affecting quality of empirical research in Rus-sia are discussed. Based upon existing symptoms for “occupational disease” in this fieldand their causes, a proposition is suggested – integration of methodological knowledge andsociological community should be coherent for it to successfully function as an integrity.Problems of identifying internal community resources for developing empirical sociology areactualized. It is hypothesized that a transition is underway to a new integration stage in thedevelopment of empirical sociology.


Keywords
empirical research; quality of research; sociological community; meth-odological knowledge; “occupational disease”; integration of methodological knowledge; integration of community
Content No 7, 2014