• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Sociological Diagnostics and Sociological Examination as Instruments of Social Changes in Russian Society


Background/Objectives: The public function of sociological diagnostics and sociological examination is stabilization of the economic and social order. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The methodological basis of the study was formed by the principles of multidimensional research aimed at holistic understanding of social reality and conceptualization of scientific knowledge on the meta-theoretical level as well as by the cognitive strategy of the neoclassical model of scientific research. To explore the scope of the research, we used the methodology of a structural-functional approach. Findings: Sociological examination is not a sociological study by itself as its objectives are generally set by the activities of government authorities and other social institutions, public interests of citizens and objectives of the social policy. This means that the examination includes a sociological study carried out according to the logic of the tasks implementation. The examination should comply with three conditions: to form the rationale for the existing social and legal norms to develop evaluation criteria for the authorities’ activities and to determine the degree of negative effects in different areas of public life. For example, developing the rating of Russian governors, it is necessary to include not only the parameters of economic growth, but also indicators such as the development of social infrastructure, the density of school, nursery schools, medical institutions, the average annual income of people living in a particular region. One can use specific indicators such as unemployment rate, the degree of social inclusion, social awareness, the quality of cooperation between the regional authorities and public organizations. Applications/Improvements: Russian society is seriously concerned about possible collapse and de-modernization, that’s why it is necessary to create a new social project, different from that one based on the communist doctrine.

Keywords: Public Function, Sociological Diagnostics, Sociological Examination, Sociological Model, Social Project 


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