Sociology and computer technologies

Tolstova Yu.N.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Prof., National Research University «Higher School of Economics»; Chief Researcher, Institute of Sociology, Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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Tolstova Yu.N. Sociology and computer technologies. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 8. P. 3-13


Information technologies permitted to create computer methods for sociological tasks. However, most of these methods are unknown to many sociologists. Moreover, there are no real attempts to master achievements of computer science. A main reason for this, so author, is the fact that sociologists do not know the methods in question. The paper offers a description of technologies, which are promising for sociology, and shows their usefulness in the context of debated issues of math methods use in sociology, methods that form foundation for any computer technology.

information technologies; data analysis; intellectual data analysis; big data; digital human sciences; data science; knowledge
Content No 8, 2015