Information about the defended postgraduate students

Konstantinova A. V.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2017
Research topic: Universities in Higher Education: Strategies and Development Prospects in Modern Russia
Annotation to the dissertation: The thesis is devoted to the research of universities and their role in the development of education, science and society. On the basis of concepts of the classics of sociology the author analyzes universities as key elements of the educational system, the features of their structures and the changing of their missions and functions depending on social conditions and their own aspirations for freedom of university activity. Based on the application of the factor analysis method to study the competitiveness of Russian universities, the author identifies their typology, presents a tool for determining integrated indicators of universities’ development and proposes recommendations for improving strategic management and planning in Russian universities.

Tertyshnikova A.G.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2016
Research topic: Using projective techniques in the study of social representations: methodological approaches and methodic solutions
Annotation to the dissertation: Dissertation research is devoted to studying social representations through a series of projective techniques. The present work deals with the theoretical approaches to the study of social representations. The features and applications of projective techniques for the study of social representations were analyzed. Social representations of a particular phenomenon based on a series of empirical studies by different methods were formed. Along with the widely used and well-known methods for researchers it has been demonstrated how to use rear explored sociological method to investigate social representations – vignette method.

Polyanova L. M.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2015
Research topic: Influence of level of emotional intelligence head on the effectiveness of management activities
Annotation to the dissertation: The thesis is based on the systematization of approaches to management activities on the one hand, and a comprehensive analysis of the theories and concepts of emotional intelligence on the other, conducted an empirical study, the aim of which was to identify patterns of influence the level of emotional intelligence head on objective parameters of productive management. A correlation between an individual measure of emotional intelligence and effective parameters of management was revealed and experimentally confirmed As a result the new opportunities appeared for researching. It is necessary to organize existing data about researching of emotional intelligence, in connection with the theoretical and practical importance as a possible determinant of success in interpersonal communication in the organization, as well as the formation of organizational culture.

Larina T.I.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2015
Research topic: Improvement of quality sociological questionnaire on the basis of analysis respondents` nonverbal reactions
Annotation to the dissertation: Dissertation research is devoted to the quality of sociological tools for mass surveys and the development of technology analysis respondents` non-verbal reactions, which is aimes at improving the quality of sociological tools. In this work highlights problem of determining the quality of sociological tools with an emphasis on mass surveys. It also analyzes non-verbal aspects of communication and the possibility of using non-verbal information in sociology, namely during piloting of the questionnaire in mass surveys. On the basis of the series of methodological experiments was confirmed the hypothesis about the possibility of fixing the non-verbal respondents' reactions when working with the sociological questionnaire for mass surveys in the pilot study. Developed the technology of the analysis respondents` non-verbal reactions, which can be used not only for determining the quality of tools for mass surveys, but during Focus -Group research and interviews.

Bochkareva A. V.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2014
Research topic: Ethnic Stereotypes: Basic Methodological Approaches to Study and Features of Psyсhosemantic Methods Application
Annotation to the dissertation: Dissertation research is devoted to the analysis of features and prospects of psychosemantic methods in the ethnic stereotypes study. The main theoretical approaches to the definition of "stereotyping", "ethnic stereotype" were considered. Possibilities of psychosemantic methods applying in the empirical study of ethnic stereotypes are analyzed. Effectiveness of individual psychosemantic field construction for applying psychosemantic methods dor ethnic stereotypes study on the basis of carried-out empirical studies is considered. The thesis focuses on semantic differential and multiple identifications methods.

Khurtina V. V.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2014
Research topic: Determinants of Russian Physicians’ Organizational Behavior: Features of Formation and Modification
Annotation to the dissertation: The thesis is devoted to the analysis of organizational behavior (OB) of physicians as a professional group. There are theoretical and methodological foundations of exploration of the physicians as a professional group within the paper. Organizational behavior concepts are considered as а relevant strategy for researching of the physicians. The author displays the social determinants system, which define the physicians’ organizational behavior. The research of the physicians as a professional group is carried out with an accent on the determinants of group and organizational levels. Also, the state health care system reform is treated as a significant determinant of organizational behavior on the external level. As a result of research the author gets the empirical evidence of OB determinants’ impact on formation and modification of the professional conduct of the physicians.

Zhuravleva V.А.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2013
Research topic: Expert estimation of the solution of cognitive tasks knowledge societies: theoretical and methodological principles
Annotation to the dissertation: Dissertation research is devoted to the analysis of specifics of application of a method of expert estimation in the societies, the neopredelennostny systems which were characterized by existence. In the real work the main methodological features of a method of expert estimation from a position of the one who should be understood as «expert» were considered. The main approaches to definition of the categories «expert» and «expert assessment» with use of the principles of three methodologies are analysed: classical, nonclassical and post-nonclassical. The analysis of was given that the method of expert estimation can become one of the most effective methods when overcoming of «cognitive failures by which modern society of knowledge is characterized. Also the main forms of manifestation of cognitive failures were considered. On the basis of the carried-out theoretical analysis and the conducted empirical research the hypothesis of efficiency of application of a method of expert estimation for the solution of questions (cognitive failures) which arise in modern society of knowledge is confirmed.

Vdovina T. V./strong>
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2012
Research topic: Discourse Analysis in Sociology: Theoretical Foundations and Prospects of Use in Multimodal Studies
Annotation to the dissertation: The thesis deals with discourse-analysis as theoretical and methodological approach to the analysis of multimodal texts in the sociological research. The paper presents theoretical and methodological foundations of multimodal studies in sociology, as well as the concept of representative culture which finds its’ embodiment in multimodal texts. It also analyzes basic theories of representation. The author substantiates relevance of discourse-analysis for study of multimodal texts in sociology, systematizes main approaches to multimodal discourse analysis, and features research strategies. The thesis analyzes capabilities and limitations of multimodal discourse analysis, showing the main prospects of its’ use in sociological research, given the peculiarities of multimodal discourse analysis identified through own empirical research.

Gudzenko E. М.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2012
Research topic: Organizational culture of international organization: ethnometric approach to the study (the case of the American non-profit foundation in Russia)
Annotation to the dissertation: The thesis is devoted to the study of salient features of formation of organizational culture in international organization. In the context of this work organizational culture is examined as a symbolic tool that individuals consciously or unconsciously use to organize their own activities; the features of crosscultural management in modern organizations are examined, as well as factors that influence on the formation of the organizational culture of an international organization. The cognitive possibilities of ethnometrical approach in the study of organizational culture are considered. The features of using G.Hofstede’s method of empirical sociological research, including qualitative case studies of organizational culture of the international organization were also analyzed. Based on a theoretical analysis and conducted empirical research the conclusion of the impact of national cultural factors on the formation of organizational culture in an international organization has been made.

Tkach V. P.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2012
Research topic: Сolor test of relations in sociological research of children: methodological study and application features
Annotation to the dissertation: The thesis examines the peculiarities of color test methodology in sociological research of children. The specificity of children as a group of respondents has been defined in this study and the analysis of the methods used in sociological studies of children has been carried out. The thesis substantiates the use of these techniques in practice and the main problems arising in this area before the sociologists. Also the cognitive capabilities and the peculiarities of the application of projective techniques in the sociology of childhood have been analyzed. The peculiarities of the use of color test of relations created by E.F. Bazhin and A.M. Etkind in sociological studies of children have been examined. Based on a theoretical analysis and empirical research the hypothesis of a high efficiency of the color test for the study of social attitudes, norms and values of preschool and early school age has been confirmed.

Ermizina E.V.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2010
Research topic: Social diagnostics as a management tool for the socially responsible television (study of the TV programming for children)
Annotation to the dissertation: The thesis examines the social responsibility of modern television as the most influential media. This work proves that the socially oriented management of the communication processes within the eco-anthropocentric paradigm conforms to the main goals of the socially responsible media. It also substantiates the use of the social diagnostic technologies (developed as a part of the semisociopsychological concept) for the management of the socially responsible television today. The specifics of understanding and interpretation of the television programs for the children have been examined. The empirical research employing goaloriented analysis has been conducted. The necessity of the construction of modern communicative environment for the development of the children's communication skills has been demonstrated. The research offers recommendations to the television networks for the management of the socially responsible modern Russian television programming.

Gvozdareva M.V.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2006
Research topic: Mediation as an alternative dispute resolution technique in corporative conflicts
Annotation to the dissertation: The adequacy of using the mediation in resolution of corporative conflicts was confirmed at the example of the self regulation organozations.

Maznyak I.O.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2006
Research topic: Specific investigation of work motivation of the enterprises personnel in modern Russia
Annotation to the dissertation: The thesis deals with work motivation of the enterprises personnel in modern Russia with specific aspects of investigation of the motivation aimed at systematic influencing it.

Trotsuk I.V.
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2005
Research topic: Narrative analysis in sociology: possibilities of practical use
Annotation to the dissertation: According to the analysis of wide interdisciplinary theory and practice of narrative the position of this concept in the qualitative sociological approach on the empirical level of analysis was determined.