Èthos tecnologico e ricerca sociale: datificazione, computazione e sociologia digitale

Keywords: digital sociology, datafication, computational social science, big data, discursive regime


The process of digitization and datafication of society have strongly impacted on the role played by technology in social research. The diffusion of new data and the development of computation for their storage,elaboration and analysis has involved an overall revision of social research tools and it has led to rethink to main issues of social science.The term "Digital Sociology” encapsulates all the innovation brought about by computation and big data and by discursive regimes that support them. Digital Sociology encourages the sociologists to pay attention to the technological èthos of social research and to define a digital method that raises, and at same time attempts to solve, old and new issues which originate in the different methodological and epistemological traditions that coexist in our discipline.


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Author Biographies

Biagio Aragona, University of Naples, Italy

Assistant professor in Sociology at the University of Naples Federico II and lecturer in Advanced Methods for Quantitative Research. His research activity is mainly on the use of statistical sources for the analysis of social policies and, recently, about the study of the challenges and opportunities that big data and digital methods offer to social sciences.

Cristiano Felaco, University of Naples, Italy

PhD in Methodology of Social Sciences, he is now participatingin the research activities of the Department of Social Science at the University of Naples Federico II and of Department of Political, Social and Communication Sciences at University of Salerno. His research interests range from Text Analysis and Social Network Analysis to Big Data and Youth condition.

How to Cite
AragonaB., & FelacoC. (2020). Èthos tecnologico e ricerca sociale: datificazione, computazione e sociologia digitale. Fuori Luogo. Rivista Di Sociologia Del Territorio, Turismo, Tecnologia, 4(2), 9 - 24. https://doi.org/10.6092/2723-9608/6972