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New forms of data

Social scientists are increasingly drawing on new forms of data beyond the traditional genres of surveys and interviews. These data include administrative records, commercial transactions, social media and internet data, geo-spatial data, and image and audio data. These types of new data present challenges for technical infrastructure, legal governance, and ethically responsible research and digital preservation.

Researchers at GESIS are investigating several vital topics in this domain:

  1. linking digital behavioral data (e.g., social media) with survey data
  2. digital preservation of social media data to enable access while protecting privacy
  3. georeferencing surveys to link them to small-scale neighborhood information found in geo-spatial data
  • Betz, Dirk, and Claudia Biniossek. 2017. "Paradigma der experimentellen Wirtschaftsforschung versus Methodik der empirischen Sozialforschung: Eine Bestandsaufnahme." x-hub Workshop Paradigma der experimentellen Wirtschaftsforschung versus Methodik der empirischen Sozialforschung: Eine Bestandsaufnahme , GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Köln, 11.05.2017 - 12.05.2017.
  • Biniossek, Claudia, Bernhard Kittel, and Dirk Betz. 2017. "Expedition in unbekannte Territorien: Agenda und Format des x-hub Workshops: Wunsch und Wirklichkeit: Interdisziplinarität in der Praxis! (Chair: Stefanie Eifler)." x-hub Workshop: Paradigma der experimentellen Wirtschaftsforschung versus Methodik der empirischen Sozialforschung: Eine Bestandsaufnahme, 11.05.2017.
  • Weller, Katrin, and Isabella Peters. 2017. "Scholarly Communication in Social Media." In The SAGE Handbook on Social Media, edited by Jean Burgess, Alice Marwick, and Thomas Poell,
  • Weller, Katrin. 2017. "Review for ASLIB Journal of Information Management." Anzahl: 2.
  • Zagovora, Olga, Fabian Flöck, and Claudia Wagner. 2017. "(Weitergeleitet von Journalistin): The Gendered Presentation of Professions on Wikipedia." The 9th International ACM Web Science Conference 2017, 26.06.2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/3091478.3091488.