Abstract: Comparative analysis of the images of the actual and probabilistic future families was conducted in order to study the peculiarities of formation of family models in children (senior preschool age). Data was collected using a combination of two research method, i.e., focus group method and family drawing projective technique. The reasons for selection of qualitative research methods in sociology were the following: psychological specifics of childhood, close determination of an evolving mind and childrens relations with the lifeworld and social space. The research has shown differences in the actual and future family models as viewed by children with a trend for their transformation.
Albina Beschasnaya and Ekaterina Dashevskaia, 2017. Research Capacity of Qualitative Sociological Methods When Studying Actual and Future Family Models of Children in Russia. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 12: 191-196.