DIGITALLY-DRIVEN TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE SOCIAL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMICS
Based on the literature review, this editorial reviews how the COVID-19 pandemic has induced a digitization of social life and, in particular, how the social sciences have covered this phenomenon. Regarding the latter aspect, we are talking about changes at the thematic level (through emerging research themes or the reconfiguration of old themes) but also new methodologies and ethical challenges of social research in the context of digitalization induced by the pandemic. The last section comes with a brief presentation of the articles included in this thematic issue.
Keywords: COVID-19; digitization; ethical and methodological challenges; social research, social isolation, thematic areas.