Interaction of Empirical Sociology and Statistics: Military-Sociological Research

  • Volodymyr Mikhailov Humanitarian Problems Research Center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
  • Valentyna Yefimova Humanitarian Problems Research Center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Keywords: empirical sociology, statistics, military-sociological research, interaction, interdisciplinary


Currently, sociology and statistics are unique sciences, which is a source of social information and current scientific knowledge. In the process of studying society, sociology and statistics function simultaneously, and during such interaction they «meet» in the field of social research. The subject of sociology is exclusively focused on the study of various aspects and problems of society. In recent years, based on the urgent need to protect the independence of our country and restore its territorial integrity in the context of armed aggression of the Russian Federation, the role and importance of applied military-sociological research has grown significantly. Among the specialists in the field there is a lack of scientific works on the study of problems of interaction, interconnections, complementarity, the issues of the use of similar or transformed similar methodological and practical tools, which are used at the same time in applied military-sociological researches and in the field of social statistics.

The purpose of the article is to highlight the key aspects and issues regarding the interdisciplinary interaction of empirical sociology and statistics in particular areas of scientific knowledge of these scientific and applied fields of research, at different levels of generalization, methodological approaches, tools and more. This interaction is considered in this article by sociology, first of all, in the field of applied military-sociological researches, which in recent years are beginning to occupy a proper place in the spectrum of the general research field, in which modern scientists and specialists of Ukraine work fruitfully.

Nowadays, at the junction of sociology and statistics, sociological and statistical surveys are introduced, as well as monitoring studies, the result of which, in addition to improving social knowledge in general, is the formation of a new type of information — social and statistical data, which integrates qualitative and quantitative characteristics of sociological and statistical direction. Scientifically based national applied military-sociological researches, which generally develop in unity and complementarity with sociological and statistical methodology and practice, should play their role in solving this pressing problem in their own sphere of application.


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