Процедуры и методы социологического исследования. Кн. 1. Классическое социологическое исследование
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».
SAGE Cases in Methodology will comprise of a unique collection of over 500 case studies for use in the teaching of research methods. We want the cases to be drawn from around the world, from established academics, from post-docs and from PhD students, working across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and working with the widest range of different research methods. The goal of the collection is to provide students and faculty with short usable examples of methods in action and research in action drawn from real research projects that can support teaching and learning in research methods.
The authors examine the training of masters in accordance with the standards of the third generation as one of the possible directions of development of innovative capacity of Russian universities. To meet the expectations associated with the creation and implementation of new courses , the need for interdisciplinary integration within the project teams , bringing together carriers specialized competencies. Focus articles - experience and results of a project team involved in the development of educational and methodological support of the course " Research Methods in Management" .
The paper analyses the negative tendencies in the development of the Russian sociology. Authors show that the significant problem is the weak relation between theory and empirical studies in the current research. They also demonstrate the turn away from the rationalistic explanation of social phenomena. The bibliometric analysis of the 1829 articles in the leading Russian and foreign journals is presented. The comparison demonstrated the differences between Russian and foreign papers in such aspects as the structure of the scientific publications, the description of the methodology of empirical research, the level of statistical analysis.