Article is devoted to the study of social interaction problems in the labor market by means of simulation. Сonsidered main problems of using the modeling method in sociology, presented a definition of "descriptive-information model." The author proposed to use to describe the objects of social interaction in the labor market so-called model composition (or structures), and to describe of relations between these objects - a model of interaction (or functioning) and presented the basic components of these models.
As a life space an urban settlement has its own content for citizens. One of elements and features are accentuated while others are out of focus of attention. The hole subjectively formed image influence the attitude to the city, the status of its resident and sets of social activeness. In the article there are results of the research on the content of inside image Nizhny Novgorod: its elements and the most meaningful features as citizens define them.
The paper introduces an analysis of the academic publications as a key indicator of the sociologist’s professional culture. The results of the empirical study that includes a comparative survey of 1829 research articles from top Russian and international sociological journals are presented. Based on quantitative indicators, the empirical evidence of the Russian sociological culture’s considerable lagging behind compared to international standards, was demonstrated. The most obvious gaps are observed in such areas as the structure of research articles; their theoretical and methodological background; diversity and transparency of research methods; sampling; and using of advanced methods of statistical data analysis. It is emphasized that Russian sociologists drop out from modern international trends for non-survey methods of data collection, and the language of Russian sociology is highly «normative» and ideologically-biased. The author concludes that the crisis in Russian sociology is mainly an endogenous process that can be described in terms of a «vicious circle of lack of professionalism».
The research applied for research abilities of critical discourse analysis for new religious movements’ analysis. A long tradition of religion research in social sciences had a lot of theoretical issues. In this paper we show how theory is used for empirical survey.