Терещенко Ольга Викентовна

Olga V. Tereschenko

Candidate of Sociology, Associate Professor


I graduated from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics of Belarusian State University, then worked as a mathematician and programmer at the Department of Applied Statistics of the Computing Center of Belarusian State University and later, as a research fellow at the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. In 1990 I started lecturing at the Department of Sociology at Belarusian State University.In the 1990s, I took part in the international longitudinal study "Paths of a Generation" led by MikkTitma (Estonia).

In 1997, I defended a thesis titled "The Causal Model as a Means of Explaining Social Stratification by Income Levels."
Since 1999, I have been Head of the Department of Social Communication (in 1999-2011, Department of Information and Communication), Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, BSU. In 2001, we launched a joint TEMPUS project with University of Provence (France), University of Malaga (Spain) and other partners.

I have authored more than a hundred scientific and teaching papers, including the following: "A Sociologists and the PC" (1990), a handbook "Applied Statistics: Computer Exercises for the Students of Social Sciences and Humanities" (2002).

I have also authored and co-edited a series of articles on statistical methods of social science data analysis for the encyclopedia "Sociology" (Minsk, 2003). I am also the principal author of the handbook "Multivariate Statistical Data Analysis in the Social Sciences" (Minsk, 2012) where I have written chapters on correlation and regression analysis, dimensionality reduction, and cohort analysis.


  • Introduction to Social Communication
  • Applied Statistics

Research Interests:

  • Methodology and Methods of Social Research
  • Methods of Statistical Data Analysis
  • Theory of Information Society
  • Gender Studies