Staff

The many faces of GESIS

Vita

Mr. Kohne initially studied Psychology in the Bachelor's program at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands, and subsequently completed his Master's degree in Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences with a focus on research methods and social psychology.

After completing his studies, Mr. Kohne took several courses in the areas of Data Science and Machine Learning and spent some time as an intern in the GESIS department of Computational Social Science (CSS), where he was involved in the "Learning Curves on Wikipedia" project.

From October 2017 to October 2022, Mr. Kohne worked as a scientific officer in the President's Office at GESIS, coordinating the preparation, successful application, and initial implementation of a strategic special purpose grant in the field of "Digital Behavioral Data".

Since October 2022, Mr. Kohne has been a scientific staff member in the Computational Social Science department in the Designed Digital Data team, working on the development of the GESIS AppKit - a smartphone-based data collection infrastructure for social scientists.

Mr. Kohne is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Ulm University in the Molecular Psychology department, focusing on the topic of "Quantifying Interpersonal Relationships using Chat Log Data."

Service

At GESIS, I’m part of the Designed Digital Data team, focusing on providing an easy to use, transparent and secure infrastructure for collecting mobile survey and smartphone usage data for social science research.

Research

As a PhD student at Ulm University, I am part of the molecular psychology lab and investigate how interpersonal relationships can be quantified using chat logs, specifically donated WhatsApp chat logs. I am developing interactive methods for transparent data donation methods, and investigate how social relationships are expressed through different communication patterns.

Publications

Publication

Journal article

Kohne, Julian, and Christian Montag. 2023. "ChatDashboard: A Framework to collect, link, and process donated WhatsApp Chat Log Data." Behavior Research Methods 56 (1): 1-27. doi: https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-023-02276-1.

Kohne, Julian, Bernhard Miller, Markus Strohmaier, Claudia Wagner, and Christof Wolf. 2021. "Unterstützung bei der Analyse Digitaler Gesellschaften." Soziologie : Forum der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie 50 (4): 440-446.

Chapter in an edited book

Kohne, Julian, Jon Elhai, and Christian Montag. 2023. "A Practical Guide to WhatsApp Data in Social Science Research." In Digital Phenotyping and Mobile Sensing, edited by Harald Baumeister, and Christian Montag, 171-205. Cham: Springer. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98546-2_11.

Breuer, Johannes, Julian Kohne, and M. Rohangis Mohseni. 2023. "Using YouTube data for social science research." In Research Handbook on Digital Sociology, edited by Jan Skopek, Research Handbooks in Sociology series, 258-278. London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781789906769.00022.

Samory, Mattia, Indira Sen, Julian Kohne, Fabian Flöck, and Claudia Wagner. 2021. ""Call me sexist, but...": Revisiting sexism detection using psychological scales and adversarial samples." In Proceedings of the fifteenth international AAAI conference on web and social media, 573-584. AAAI Press. https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/ICWSM/article/view/18085.

Kohne, Julian, Natalie Gallagher, Zeynep Melis Kirgil, Rocco Paolillo, Lars Padmos, and Fariba Karimi. 2019. "The Role of Network Structure and Initial Group Norm Distributions in Norm Conflict." 1. In Computational Conflict Research, edited by Emanuel Deutschmann, Jan Lorenz, Luis G. Nardin, Davide Natalini, and Adalbert F.X. Wilhelm, 113 - 140. Cham: Springer. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29333-8.

Editorship

Schmitt, Josephine, Julian Kohne, and Johannes Breuer, ed. 2023. Digitale Gesellschaft(en): Neue Forschungsansätze zur digitalen Transformation. easy_social_sciences 68. Köln: GESIS - Leibniz institute for the Social Sciences.

Kohne, Julian, Jospehine B. Schmitt, and Johannes Breuer, ed. 2023. Neue Daten und Methoden in der Sozialforschung: digital & transformativ. easy social science 69. Köln: GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.

Working and discussion paper

Deubel, Annika, Johannes Breuer, Julian Kohne, and M. Rohangis Mohseni. 2024. Overview of Working with Data from YouTube. GESIS Guides to Digital Behavioral Data 12. https://www.gesis.org/fileadmin/admin/Dateikatalog/pdf/guides/12_Deubel_et_al._Overview_YouTube.pdf.

Data/Software

Kohne, Julian, and Johannes Breuer. 2024. tubecleanR: Parsing and Preprocessing YouTube Comment Data. R package version 0.1.0. https://gesiscss.github.io/tubecleanR/index.html.

Kohne, Julian. 2023. ChatDashboard: An R-shiny webapp for transparent WhatsApp chat log donations. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7875860.

Kohne, Julian. 2023. DashboardTester: Scripts for simulating and analyzing Participants on ChatDashboard. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7875924.

Kohne, Julian. 2023. WhatsR - An R-package for parsing, anonymizing and visualizing exported WhatsApp chat logs. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7875622.

Samory, Mattia, Indira Sen, Julian Kohne, Fabian Flöck, and Claudia Wagner. 2021. The "Call me sexist but" dataset. doi: https://doi.org/10.7802/2251.

Kohne, Julian. 2019. Simulating Normative Conflict. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3183121. https://github.com/JuKo007/SimulatingNormativeConflict.

Kohne, Julian, Johannes Breuer, and Rohangis Mohseni. 2018. Automatic Sampling and Analysis of YouTube Comments [R Script]. doi: https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/HQSXE.

Kohne, Julian, and Fariba Karimi. 2018. Introduction to Social Network Analysis in R: Scripts for the BIGSSS Summer School in Computational Social Science. https://github.com/gesiscss/Social-Network-Analysis-in-R.

Other article

Schmitt, Josephine, Julian Kohne, and Johannes Breuer. 2023. "Digitalisierungsforschung: Wie wir die digitale Transformation wissenschaftlich erfassen können." In Digitale Gesellschaft(en). Neue Forschungsansätze zur Digitalen Transformation, edited by Josephine B. Schmitt, Julian Kohne, and Johannes Breuer, easy social science 68, 4-12. Köln: GESIS - Leibniz institute for the Social Sciences. doi: https://doi.org/10.15464/easy.2023.01.

Kohne, Julian, Jospehine B. Schmitt, and Johannes Breuer. 2023. "Digitalisierungsforschung. Ein Einblick in die Bandbreite der Forschung zu und mit digitalen Daten." edited by Julian Kohne, Jospehine B. Schmitt, and Johannes Breuer, easy social science 69, 3-10. Köln: GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. doi: https://doi.org/10.15464/easy.2023.07.

Lecture

Presentation at a conference

Kohne, Julian, and Christian Montag. 2024. "Exploring the Viability of Data Donations for WhatsApp Chat Logs." GOR 24: General Online Research Conference, Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln, 2024-02-23.

Kohne, Julian. 2024. "The Feasibility of WhatsApp Chat Log Donations: Willingness vs. actual Donations in an opt-in Sample." Data Donation Symposium, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 2024-05-31.

Kohne, Julian. 2024. "WhatsR – An R-package for processing and analyzing WhatsApp chat logs ." 69. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Universität Erfurt, 2024-03-14.

Kohne, Julian. 2023. "ChatDashboard - A Framework to collect, link, and process donated WhatsApp Chat Log Data." European Survey Research Association Conference (ESRA), University of Milano - Bicocca, Mailand, 2023-07-18.

Mohseni, Rohangis, Johannes Breuer, and Julian Kohne. 2019. "Methods and tools for the automatic sampling and analysis of YouTube comments." GOR 19: General Online Research Conference, TH Köln, Köln, 2019-03-07. https://www.gor.de/gor19/index.php?page=downloadPaper&filename=Mohseni-Methods_and_Tools_for_the_Automatic_Sampling_and_Analysis-216.pptx&form_id=216&form_version=final.

Kohne, Julian. 2018. "Infrastructural Expansion at GESIS with a Focus on Digital Behavioural Data: What Kind of Services do the Social Sciences need?" CAIS Expert Symposium: Integrating and Analyzing Data from Surveys and Social Media, Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) GmbH, Bochum, 2018-02-20.

Kohne, Julian, and Christof Wolf. 2018. "Infrastructure for Digital Behavioral Data in the Social Sciences." BigSurv2018: Big Data Meets Survey Science, Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM), Barcelona, 2018-10-27.

Lietz, Haiko, Julian Kohne, and Claudia Wagner. 2018. "Zur Rolle der Netzwerkforschung in der Computational Social Science." Tagung der Sektion Soziologische Netzwerkforschung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Oldenburg, 2018-03-01.

Poster presentation

Aggarwal, Anupama, Claudia Wagner, Fabian Flöck, Ali Aghelmaleki, and Julian Kohne. 2019. "Generating a Corpus of Sexist Content through Gamification and Automatic Detection of Sexism." 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), 2019-07-18.

Samory, Mattia, Claudia Wagner, Anupama Aggarwal, Indira Sen, Fabian Flöck, and Julian Kohne. 2019. "Unsex me here: A Data Collection Strategy for Avoiding Artifacts in Sexist Language Corpora." GESIS Research Day 2019, 2019-10-10.

Presentation not at a conference

Kohne, Julian. 2023. "ChatDashboard - A Framework to collect, link and process donated WhatsApp Chat Logs." Whose data is it anyway? Ethical, practical, and methodological challenges of data donation in messenger groups research, Weizenbaum Institut für die Vernetzte Gesellschaft, Berlin, 2023-08-30.

Kohne, Julian, Nathalie Gallagher, Melis Z. Kirgis, Lars Padmos, Rocco Paolilo, and Fariaba Karimi. 2019. "Clashing Norms - The Role of Network Structure in Normative Group Conflict." European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science, 2019-09-02. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3183121. https://github.com/gesiscss/SimulatingNormativeConflict.

Teaching

Other

Breuer, Johannes, Julian Kohne, and M. Rohangis Mohseni. 2022. "Automatic Sampling and Analysis of YouTube Data." GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Köln.

Kohne, Julian, Johannes Breuer, and M. Rohangis Mohseni. 2021. "Automatic Sampling and Analysis of YouTube Data." GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Köln.

Kohne, Julian, Johannes Breuer, and Rohangis Mohseni. 2020. "Automatic sampling and analysis of YouTube comments: GESIS Workshop." GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Köln.

Kohne, Julian, and Fariba Karimi. 2018. "The Role of Homophily in the Spreading of Social Norms: BIGSSS Summer Schools in Computational Social Science - Research Incubators on Data-driven Modeling of Conflicts, Migration, and Social Cohesion." Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Bremen.

Other

Kohne, Julian. 2017. "Open Access – Chancen und Herausforderungen." https://www.psystudents.org/open-access-chancen-und-herausforderungen/.

Organisation

Event

Génois, Mathieu, Katrin Weller, Julian Kohne, Claudia Wagner, and Markus Strohmaier. 2017. "Workshop: Addressing Big Societal Challenges with Digital Behavioral Data." The 1st European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science, 2017: Inequality and Imbalance, European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science, 2017-11-15 - 2017-11-15. https://www.gesis.org/forschung/tagungen-und-konferenzen/veranstaltungsarchiv/konferenzen/addressing-big-societal-challenges-with-digital-behavioral-data.