I am a senior researcher in the team Digital Society Observatory at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Department Computational Social Science) in Cologne, Germany, and lead the team Research Data & Methods at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in Bochum, Germany.
My research focuses on the uses and effects of digital media, data linking (esp. linking surveys with digital trace data), data management, and open science. I frequently give workshops on topics related to quantitative and computational research methods and the statistical programming language
R, and have also taught classes in psychology and communication at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
PhD in psychology, 2013
University of Cologne
Diplom (equivalent to MA) in media studies, 2007
University of Cologne
Automatic Sampling and Analysis of YouTube Data (online workshop together with Annika Deubel and M. Rohangis Mohseni), February 14-15, 2024.
Workflows for Reproducible Research with R & Git (online workshop with Bernd Weiss and Arnim Bleier), November 16-17, 2023.
Selected past workshops & seminars:
Introduction to Sentiment Analysis: Potentials and limitations (online workshop together with Caio Mello and Gaurish Thakkar), July 10, 2023.
Automatic Sampling and Analysis of YouTube Data (online workshop together with Annika Deubel and M. Rohangis Mohseni), February 14-15, 2023.
Using git & GitHub via RStudio (together with Marco Wähner), December 14, 2022.
Tools and Workflows for Reproducible Research in the Quantitative Social Sciences (online workshop with Bernd Weiss and Arnim Bleier), November 17-18, 2022.
Introduction to R for Data Analysis (online workshop together with Stefan Jünger and Veronika Batzdorfer), GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology, August 15-19, 2022.
Linking Twitter & Survey data (online workshop together with Luke Sloan and Libby Bishop), June 27, 2022.
Reproducible research practices for psychologists (together with Frederik Aust), Leuven, April 27-28, 2022.
Digitale Mediennutzung und Data Literacy (Digital Media Use and Data Literacy) (online seminar), Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, winter term 2021-2022.
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