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1272. sredin seminar: D. Maltseva: Network Research in Russia: overview of the ANR-Lab and some studies of the scientific field

Date: 15. 3. 2017
Source: Computer mathematics seminar (Wednesday seminar)
Sreda, 15. marec 2017, od 18:15 do 19:45, predavalnica 2.02, FMF, Jadranska 21, LJ
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During her talk, Daria will provide the information on the ANR-Lab, which was created in 2014 under the scientific supervision of a world-renown network scientist, Professor Stanley S. Wasserman (PhD). The Lab unites researchers from different fields of study – economics, sociology, psychology, political science, computer technologies — all of whom are applying the network-analytic methods to their research
projects. Recently, a partnership agreement has been concluded between the ANR-Lab and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana.

Daria will also make an overview of the projects she has been working on. Her thesis project "Network approach in Sociology: genesis of ideas, current state and possibilities of applying" (2015) was devoted to the comparison of three theoretical directions, which use network perspective for studying social processes – Structural Social Network
Analysis, Relational Sociology and Actor-Network Theory. Besides the ideas clarification, the aim of the work was to introduce Network approach to the broad audience of sociologists in Russia.

Currently Daria is conducting two projects in the field of Sociology of science. The main purpose of the first one is to study citation networks of Russian scientists working with network topics. The data is being collected from the Russian national electronic library (eLibrary.ru)
and now compose more than 5.000 primary articles. Second project is devoted to the study of Soviet and Russian sociologists communication and professional networks – how they formed, maintained and changed over time, in which contexts they developed, what contents they included. The data is being extracted from the narrative interviews with more than 140 famous sociologists of the USSR and Russia. In this project mixed-method methodological framework is implemented.