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Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities in Social Sciences

Platonova Svetlana Ipatovna
Izhevsk State Agricultural Academy

Submitted: 14.03.2020
Abstract. The article considers application of big data in modern social studies. The author not only describes the basic characteristics of big data but examines the challenges associated with them. These challenges influence cardinally the process of cognition and lead to radical revision of the social reality models. According to the author, big data are just traces of human activity that require interpretation, placement in a certain social context, attribution to a social theory.
Key words and phrases: большие данные, социальная теория, социальное знание, эпистемология, социальная онтология, big data, social theory, social knowledge, epistemology, social ontology
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