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The dangers of “comprehensible” sociology

Journal: The Digital Scholar: Philosopher’s Lab (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 32-39

Keywords : sociology; mediatization of science; scientific communication; non-scientific knowledge; sociological knowledge; pseudo-competency; ICT; sociological research; questionnaires; Open Science;

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This paper considers the problem of the attitude to sociology and sociological research by various social agents (employees of various state and public organizations, media representatives, etc.). The author identifies the problems that arise from the fact that most people consider sociological data and their use understandable and easy, and readily treat them to confirm their assertions without having a proper understanding of how these data have been obtained and of the relevant methodologies needed by the study. Along with it, the author elucidates a manifestation of pseudo-competence, which also results from today's availability of a large amount of various information and research tools to a wide range of the Global Network's users.

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