Morgan D. Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: a Pragmatic Approach. SAGE Publications, 2014
The paper presents major concepts of the new technology for large-scale data integration. The current enterprise data size is large, and it grows exponentially. The data management issue is even more challenging due to the heterogeneous character of the data. The technology developed encompasses a set of new object-based models, methods and software tools for representing and manipulating heterogeneous data.
The paper exmines methodological reflection on current discussion about “third methodological movement” (or “third research community”) that supposes the combination of the qualitative and quantitative approaches to implement the multimethod research strategy for more comprehensive understanding of social phenomenon. The main steps on the development of the methodological movement, Russian translation of the term ‘MMR’ and current competitive classifications of the research designs are described. The perspectives are discussed in the last part of the paper.
In article the basic results of the project on creation of a specialized program complex for integration of modern mobile computer aids (netbooks, tablets, electronic books, etc.) for pupils and a workplace of the teacher of educational institutions on the basis of the open source software are considered . The given working out, is executed for the first time for a russian education. The program complex provides continuity and compatibility with the complete set of distribution kits of a package based on the open source software for the schools, created within the actions of the priority national project "Education" in 2007-2008. The developed complex completely provides requirements of schools and applied software for support of educational process, with zero cost of the licences, working both on modern mobile computing means, and on computing means already used.
Several approaches to the concept of fatherhood present in Western sociological tradition are analyzed and compared: biological determinism, social constructivism and biosocial theory. The problematics of fatherhood and men’s parental practices is marginalized in modern Russian social research devoted to family and this fact makes the traditional inequality in family relations, when the father’s role is considered secondary compared to that of mother, even stronger. However, in Western critical men’s studies several stages can be outlined: the development of “sex roles” paradigm (biological determinism), the emergence of the hegemonic masculinity concept, inter-disciplinary stage (biosocial theory). According to the approach of biological determinism, the role of a father is that of the patriarch, he continues the family line and serves as a model for his ascendants. Social constructivism looks into man’s functions in the family from the point of view of masculine pressure and establishing hegemony over a woman and children. Biosocial theory aims to unite the biological determinacy of fatherhood with social, cultural and personal context. It is shown that these approaches are directly connected with the level of the society development, marriage and family perceptions, the level of egality of gender order.