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Biography

2010 – Yerevan State University, PhD in Sociology, “Sociological Research Methods”. PhD thesis on “Expansion of Factor Analysis Application as a Way of Improving    

Regression Models for Sociological Forecast (In the example of modeling civic  culture development in the Armenian society)”.

1974-1979 – State Engineering University of Armenia, Faculty of Technical Cybernetics,

             Specialized in Automated Control Systems

1977 – State Engineering University of Armenia, Faculty of Social Professions, Specialized in   

            Technical Translation (English) and Informatics

1981-1982 – Qualification upgrading in “Artificial Intelligence and Recognition of

             Characters”, Institute of Control Sciences of USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow

2002-2013 – Trainings in Sociology and Economics in the fields of Mathematical Advanced        

              Methods and Applying Computer Packages, as well as in

  •  “Econometric Models using STATA software package”
  •  “Applied Ecometrics in Social Sciences”
  •  “Formation and Mass Balance of Mass Research Sampling”
  •  “Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS) training for Health Professionals”
  •  “Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS) advanced training for Health Professionals”
  • “Models with discrete dependent variables using STATA software package”
  • “Creating and adjusting a research questionnaire using SQP program”

Work Experience

  • 1979-1990 lecturer at State Engineering University of Armenia, teaching “Algorithmic Languages and Programming” and “Automatic Control Theory” in the Faculty of Technical Cybernetics

“Action research” and “Applied Mathematics” in the Faculty of Computing Technique

  • 1995-1998Expert at “High-Tech Foundation”
  • 2001-2002 – Senior specialist at the RA National Assembly
  • 2002-2003 – Member of an Expert Group on Poverty Reduction Strategy in Armenia
  • 2004-2011 – Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Oxfam GB office in Armenia
  • 2011-2017 – Analyst at IPSC Institute for Political and Sociological Consulting
  • 2017-2018 – Expert at “Noravank” SEF
  • Currently teaches “Sociological Practice” and “Demography and Sociological Statistics” at Yerevan State University, in the Faculty of Applied Sociology

Knows

  • specialized and comprehensive social studies, including cross-sectional researches using quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods
  • advanced and multidimensional statistical analysis in social studies and mathematical modeling using Data Mining, modern models of artificial intelligence and relational databases (applicable tools are the following : IBM SPSS 23, IBM SPSS Modeler 18, IBM SPSS Amos 23.0.0, Statistica 12, RapidMiner 9.0, MS Excel, QGIS, Octopars 6.4.4., SocNetV 2.4. (Social Network Visualizer).

Professional Experience

  • more than 25 years of experience in sociology and social-economic complex surveys, using mathematical modeling, advanced statistical methods and Data Mining
  • carried out research on the request of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, Central Bank of Armenia, UNDP, USAID, “Noravank” SEF, Oxfam GB office in Armenia, IFES, CRRC
    • “Life Quality Research in the Republic of Armenia”, on the request of the RA Government, 2011-2016
    • “Study of Household Debts and Financial Behavior of Armenia”, on the request of the Central Bank of Armenia, 2014-2016
    • “Study of Employment and Unemployment Characteristics in the Republic of Armenia”, on the request of the Central Bank of Armenia, 2011-2016
    • “Study of the Economy Branches’ Characteristics in the Republic of Armenia”, on the request of the Central Bank of Armenia,  2011-2014
    • “Evaluation of the Health System Activity of the Republic of Armenia”, project together with the Ministry of Health, World Bank and World Health Organization, 2007-2018
    • “Research Project Aimed at Improving the Demographic Situation in the Republic of Armenia”, on the request of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and UNFPA, 2014
    • “Study of Lifestyle and Bologna Process among Armenian Students”, on the request of the Ministry of Education and Science, 2013-2015
    • “Armenian Youth Study”, on the request of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, 2011 և 2012
    • “Monitoring of the Results of 2009-2012 RA Anti-corruption Action Plan” , on the request of the RA Government and USAID
    • “Monitoring and Evaluation of the RA Poverty Reduction Strategic Program”, on the request of Oxfam GB office in Armenia, 2004-2011
    • Sociological research on the 1992-2018 Armenian, Georgian and Azerbaijani societies and in their separate segments, such as civil culture, political moods, worldview complexes, values, behavioral norms, identity, religious consciousness, civilizational and geopolitical orientation, lifestyle and life quality dynamics and characteristics using Data Mining methods and mathematical modeling. Comparative analysis of the Armenian and Azerbaijani information fields (quantitative and qualitative analysis).

Publications

He has authored more than 200 scientific works.

S., A., Manukyan, “Life Quality Research in the Republic of Armenia in 2016”

S., A., Manukyan, “Life Quality Research in the Republic of Armenia in 2014

S., A., Manukyan, “Perceptions of Social Inequality in Armenia and its Consequences” // Globus, N 8 (98), p. 18-26

S., A., Manukyan, “The Situation of the Historical Memory of the 20th century among YSU students” // “21st Century” N 5, 2018, p. 25-37

S., A., Manukyan, “Interracial Relations in Transcaucasia” // “21st Century”, 1 (77), 2018, p. 4-18

S., A., Manukyan, “Dynamics of the Informational Behavior in the Armenian Society in 2012-2016” // Scientific Thought journal, special edition, N2 (24), 2017, pp. 40-47. 

S., A., Manukyan, “The Patterns of Emigration Viewpoints in Armenia in 2012-2015 // “21st Century”, 5 (69), 2016, p. 25-39

S., A., Manukyan, “The Change in the Forms of the Government Logics in the World-system Semi-periphery in 1990-2015”

S., A., Manukyan, “Around the Youth Movement Developments in Armenia”, “21st Century”, N5 (63), 2015, p. 41-52

Positions on the Artsakh Issue in the Armenian Society

Positions on the Artsakh Issue in the Armenian Society

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