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Методология теоретических исследовательских программ: сравнительные преимущества для анализа динамики научного знания

The paper discusses some issues of selection, comparison and evaluation of relevant methodology for scientific knowledge dynamics analysis. Postpositivist metatheoretical discourse within sociological theory has been predominantly concerned with contrasting approaches to science studies? developed by Kuhn and Lakatos with some sociological projects (Mullins, Bloor, Foucault) . "Theoretical research programs" methodology suggested/elaborated by Berger, Zelditch and Wagner provides us with many benefits and advanced features instrumental demonstration of which can be demonstrated when applied to  a history of sociology of science. "Theoretical research programs" methodology responds to questions of theory evaluation, way they are clustering, social and rational aspects of their development and indicators/empirical evidence of theory progress.