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8. New statistics and information technology

This project, as the others, is a long-term o­ne, but it is different in that while not requiring expenditures, it can become a source for billions worth of revenues, which can be invested in other sociocultural projects. Its theoretical foundations are described above. This project is to help overcome the limitations of traditional statistics and technologies in use and to bring them into the social world of personalities, cultures, communities. New statistics and information technology, which TetraSociology creates, are needed for this. They prepare responses to the appropriate challenges of the XXIst century. The abstracts below describe some of the usage's of these statistics and technology.

Social Use of TetraSociology as Information Technology

RC14, session 10. RC26, session 6. RC33, sessions 7,11. RC51, session 4.

TetraSociology is global theory of four-dimensional social space - time, each coordinate of which is expressed by four variable constants. TetraSociology is not limited to the theory. It turn into technology. o­n it base since 1980 the new information technology (IT) is being developed which has received a title ' Sphere/sociological Informational-Statistical Technology ' (SIST). There are more than 70 examples of social use it. There are four steps of tetrasociology transition from the theory to IT:

  1. Sociological. It is made by 16 variable constants of social space - time which measurement is reduced to a measurement of four resource constants: People, Information, Organizations, Things.
  2. Statistical. It is made by system of sphere statistical indices expressing variable constants, summing the economic branch indices. They free from scantiness of economic indices. The summing of the enterprises indices in the branch indices is adequate to economy, the summing of branch indices in sphere indices is adequate to sociology. Therefore sphere indices are sociological. They, summing branch indices, give essence new, not known until now, information about social objects of any scale. They transfer a social information from economic in sociological quality.
  3. Mathematical/algorithmic. It is made by system of algorithms of transformation of sphere/sociological indices and also appropriate statistical-mathematical models specified o­n kinds of products of SIST.
  4. Program. It is made by set of Software products (SP), which embodies technology SIST as such. Main SP SIST are ' Individual ', ' Family ', ' Standard of living', ' Country ', ' World Society ', 'Environment ' etc. SIST is combined with the traditional IT. Essence difference of the SIST from them consists in transformation of the contents, but not the form of the social information, in control above it by means of new sphere indices.

SP SIST define the scale and quality of social use new IT, scale of new empiricism and pragmatism of the tetrasociology. SIST can be used not o­nly as IT, but also as the communication technology. It creates the new technological model of the social communications between different social groups, religions, cultures, peoples. It can become the effective tool of their mutual understanding and globalization. SIST opens possibilities for realization of the new strategies of community, prosperity, stability through harmony of social parameters of individuals and societies o­n base of information. It is project for international cooperation. It is o­ne of the possible responses to an information challenges of new century.

TetraSociology as World-System Analysis

RC51, session 9. WG06.

World-systems models of Leontiev, Forester, Meadows, Wallerstein and others are very various. Each has the dignities and defects. World-system analysis is o­n extensive stage of development of various models. TetraSociology is o­ne more approach of world-system analysis. TetraSociology is the pluralistic theory, which considers the world-system in four-dimensional continuum of social space - time. Four its world coordinates are Resources, Processes of reproduction, Structures / spheres of reproduction, States of social evolution.

Each coordinate of social space - time is expressed in four constants. The resources are expressed by constants: People, Information, Organization, Things (PIOT). Processes - constants: Production, Distribution, Exchange, Consumption. Structures - constants of spheres: Social, Information, Organizational, Technical. States - constants: Prosperity, Deceleration, Decline, Dying. In total 16 world-systems constants are distinguished.

The constants quantitatively are expressed by aggregated indices, which are called "sphere". Sphere indices are created new statistics, which is adequate to sociology and can be called "sociological" or, is synonymous, "sphere". This statistics forms o­n base matrix of sphere indices expressing of the four resources division into four spheres of society consequently, by dimension 4У4, has the following form:

P = P1 + P2 + P3 + P4, where P is people, population, and P1, P2, P3, P4 - their sphere classes,

I = I1 + I2 + I3 + I4, where I is the information, and I1, I2, I3, I4 - its complexes,

O = O1 + O2 + O3 + O4, where O is the organization, and O1, O2, O3, O4 - their blocks,

T = T1 + T2 + T3 + T4, where T is things, material goods, and T1, T2, T3, T4 - their groups.

Lines of matrix express appropriate sphere 'outputs', i.e. production of appropriate products in them, and columns express appropriate sphere 'inputs', the use of appropriate resources in them.

With help of derivatives from it matrixes (4x16, 4x64 and etc.) in new statistics the volumes of availability and cost of resources PIOT, their production, distribution, exchange, export / import, consumption, efficiency and other social parameters for different branches, regions and countries of world are express. The sphere indices is free from scantiness of economic indices. The sphere indices transfer a social information from economic in sociological quality which is relevant to world-system analysis.

Sphere indices are linked by mathematical algorithms which are programmed and calculated o­n computers.

Dignities of TetraSociological world-system analysis are: 1. It gives o­ne qualitative (theoretical) and quantitative (empirical) language for description of world-system and any its fragment. 2. Qualitative and quantitative languages in it are coordinated and they are complete, expressing necessary and sufficient aspects of world-system. 3. It allows to compare models of different regions of world-system developed by different scientists. 4. It allows quantitatively to evaluate states and dynamics world-system as whole and any its region, to compare them among themselves. 5. It corresponds to requirements of network society as it is embodied in information technology combined with other technologies; that is adequate to the world communication web and globalization.

TetraSociological world-system analysis is the project for international and interdisciplinary development.

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