Objectives of  the Sociological Scientific Research Laboratory: 

  • formation of students’ skills and abilities in planning, organizing and conducting research on social issues within international, national, regional, city, inter-university, university projects;

  • carrying out customized sociological research, cooperation with public authorities and local governments, government agencies, enterprises, organizations, institutions of various forms of ownership;

  • implementation of scientific research in the educational process;

  • promoting sociology in the society as a whole, the region and the local community.

 

History of the laboratory

The Sociological Scientific Research Laboratory  was established on the basis of the Department of Sociology of Management in 2006. During the laboratory functioning more than 90 studies of various levels, including 4 international, 5 all-Ukrainian and interregional, 7 regional (oblast), 17 city (in the cities of Donetsk and Mariupol), 42 university level and etc. have been conducted on its basis (or with its active participation).

 

Laboratory projects

Among the significant laboratory studies conducted over the past 5 years there have been:

  • "Choosing a future profession" (2019, 2020).
  • "Motives for students to join DSUM" (2016-2019).
  • "Attitudes of student youth to the problem of computer security: the opinion of students of the University of Salerno (Italy) and DSUM (Ukraine)" (cross-cultural study) (2018).
  • "European values through the eyes of the people of Mariupol" (2018).
  • "The attitude of schoolchildren in Mariupol to a healthy lifestyle" (2017).

 

Participation in international projects

  • Estonian-Ukrainian project International Center for Defense and Security (ICDS))
  • “Sustainable Ukraine: Civil Society and Volunteers in Strengthening Ukraine’s National Sustainability and Security” (Resilient Ukraine Project) (2017–2018), (sociological support)
  • Polish-Ukrainian project "Together we will take care of public space in Mariupol." 
  • The sociological study "Efficiency of public space (case study: Independence Square in Mariupol)" (2015).

 

Areas of research

The scope of topics of sociological laboratory research is quite broad:

  • Research in the field of economics, finance, business and management and sociological support of managerial and economic decisions.

  • Research of spatial, territorial, demographic, stratification, professional, ethnic, religious dimensions of society.

  • Research in the social sphere and sociological support of social work.

  • Sociological support of educational activities.

  • Social and media communication, public opinion, advertising and PR.

  • Research in the field of conflicts, their settlement and consequences overcoming.

  • Deviant behaviour and social security.

  • Social practices of everyday life.

  • Historical-sociological and socio-cultural research.

  • Urban space and modern urban planning.

  • Cross-cultural and comparative research

 

Laboratory capabilities

  • Sociological support for making and implementing management decisions.

  • Conducting quantitative research (interviews, questionnaires, content analysis).

  • Conducting qualitative research (focus groups, in-depth interviews, observations).

  • Conducting tests, expert surveys, experiments, etc.

  • Conducting marketing research.

  • Carrying out complex analytical researches.

  • Sociological support of the research: development of the concept and tools of the research; collection of sociological and marketing information; primary processing and statistical analysis of data; preparation of analytical reports; development of recommendations; consulting support.

  • Sociological diagnostics, monitoring, consulting and forecasting.

 

Development potential

  • Adoption of new computer programs and software environments for data processing and analysis.

  • Interdisciplinary interaction and cooperation with representatives of other industries to develop new methods and technologies of data analysis.

  • Application of alternative and combined methods of collecting information about the state of society and social processes.

  • Extension of the use of online surveys and other information technology capabilities in research conduct.

  • More profound use of existing methods of collecting and analyzing social information and learning new approaches to studying social reality.

  • Delineation of the place and prospects of sociology in its interaction with the data science..

 

On all questions of cooperation, please, address Prof. Myckola Chaplyk, Head of the Laboratory

 

Mykola Chaplyk
+380 95 3919460
soclab@inbox.dsum.edu.ua