Panelist beim “Public Value Tag” des ORF zum Thema “Public Service Internet”

Genau zum Start des Wintersemesters, konkret am 4. Oktober 2021, präsentiert der ORF den jährlichen Public-Value-Bericht im Rahmen eines ganzen “Public Value Tags”. Ich darf im zweiten Panel zum Thema “Public Service Internet” mit Simone Grössing (ORF Denkraum), Christoph Neuberger (FU Berlin und Weizenbaum-Institut für die vernetzte Gesellschaft) sowie Susanne Pfab (ARD-Generalsekretariat) diskutieren.

Um 10.00 Uhr geht es los im Radiokulturhaus in der Argentinierstraße in Wien und als Livestream unter zukunft.orf.at.

Für den Public-Value-Bericht habe ich außerdem gemeinsam mit Ricardo Parger einen Beitrag zum Thema “Formen digitaler Publikumseinbindung: Potentiale für öffentlich-rechtliche Medien” verfasst. Sobald er online verfügbar ist, werde ich ihn hier verlinken.

ConJunction 2020 NEXT Friday – Guest Panelists and presenters confirmed!

For the Organization Studies Students and Alumni Day taking place on Zoom next week, guests for the panel on “Organizing in Digital Times” are confirmed. They are alumni Josefin Brüning, currently HR Change & Transformation Manager at Viega Holding GmbH & Co. KG; Sarah Nobis, currently serving as People and Culture Manager at Swarm Analytics; and Hannah Schupfer, currently a doctoral research fellow at the University of Oslo.

For this fifth addition to ConJunction is something new to our format (aside from being held online). Three masters theses will be presented to inspire future research for current students, as well as generate discussion:

Elena Ruh – Corporate Health Programs between the Ethics of Care and Corporate Colonialization
Lukas Nagel – Spaces of responsibility in algorithmic decision-making. An explorative study illustrated by the avalanche risk assessment of Skitourenguru
Melissa Köhler – Ambivalences of spaces for ‘other’ organizing: A heterotopology on Virtual Spaces in a Large-Scale Corporation

The event will be hosted via Zoom by Prof. Richard Weiskopf, Prof. Leonhard Dobusch, and Dr. Birthe Soppe. Representing the graduating class is Alina Seebach, with a valedictory speech.

Who: Organization Studies (OS) community
What: “Organizing in Digital Times”
When: Friday, November 20, 4:00 p.m. – 06:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom

Please find the program under this link and register here.

The event can be accessed via this Zoom link.

We look forward to your online attendance.

Save the Date: ConJunction Students and Alumni Day on November 20, 2020

The 5th annual ConJunction Students and Alumni Day of the Organization Studies (OS) community of the University of Innsbruck will take place online.

The theme this year is “Organizing in Digital Times”. The event will take place on November 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 06:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Register for the event here.

The complete program can be access here.

Panel »Wege zur digitalen Souveranität« bei den Medientagen München 2019

Am Panel bei den #MTM19 mit Mackenzie Nelson (Algorithm Watch), Stefan Primbs (Bayrischer Rundfunk), Jan-Hendrik Passoth (TU München), Annika Sehl (Universität der Bundeswehr München) und Moderatorin Pauline Tillmann (Deine Korrespondentin); (Foto: Medientage München)

Im Rahmen der Medientage München 2019 durfte ich an einem spannenden Panel zum Thema “Wege zur digitalen Souveranität: Gemeinwohlorientierte Plattformen und offene Infrastrukturen” mitwirken. Ein Video der Diskussion ist mittlerweile bei YouTube verfügbar.

Einige Punkte, die mir wichtig waren, kurz zusammengefasst:

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Parlagram visualisiert worüber das österreichische Parlament spricht

Ziemlich genau zwölf Jahre nach der Ankündigung des ersten Momentum-Kongresses 2007 ist daraus im September 2019 mit dem Momentum Institut das Experiment eines “Think Tanks der Vielen” hervorgegangen. Wie schon beim Kongress bin ich Mitgründer und versuche als wissenschaftlicher Leiter den Dialog und wechselseitigen Transfer zwischen Wissenschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft zu unterstützen.

Als eines der ersten Projekte ist seit kurzem das Parlagram online verfügbar. Das Online-Tool macht die Debatten im österreichischen Nationalrat für die Vielen durchsuchbar. Worüber reden die gewählten Volksvertreterinnen und Volksvertreter im Parlament eigentlich? Welche Themen und Anliegen finden Gehör, was bleibt im wörtlichen Sinne unerwähnt?

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Challenges for Digital Qualitative Research

Thoughts on Digital Qualitative Research – Part 3

Although the digital space offers many opportunities in terms of data collection, analysis and new data itself, part 3 of the series ” Thoughts on Digital Qualitative Research”  addresses the challenges going hand in hand with digital research. Although each method and each research project may face other or additional questions and difficulties, the challenges presented here are valid for all scholars who aim to conduct digital qualitative inquiry.

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The Nature and Quality of Data

The nature and quality of data are crucial for coherent and transparent interpretation. In early research, digital data often required grounding in the offline world to be seen as valid (Rogers, 2013). Although today not all data require grounding outside the digital sphere (Rogers, 2013) as they often describe natively digital phenomena, the methodological context is essential to understand the nature and meaning of the data analysed (Dicks, 2012).  Quinton and Reynolds (2018) argue that researches have to define their stance but can freely classify their approaches in terms of methodology.

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Digital Qualitative Research in a Big Data World

Thoughts on Digital Qualitative Research – Part 2

Part 2 of the series examines the emerging tensions and questions for qualitative research in a Big Data world.

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Boyd and Crawford (2012) define the shift to Big Data as a socio-technical phenomenon. The term Big Data describes the huge amount of data aggregated through interaction online and the ability to cross-reference these large data sets for new insights. Discussing the troubling concept of data, Markham (2018) and Rogers (2013) argue that datafication as ideological focus and the methodological turn towards digital research techniques quantifying social processes pose a temptation as well as a challenge for qualitative research at the same time.

The technological ability to collect data does replace the question if qualitative oriented scholars should collect such large amounts of data (Tiidenberg, 2018), from an ethical as well as from a practical point of view (Markham, 2012). Further, these large data sets do not fully represent social phenomena (Markham, 2018), but Big Data changes the way knowledge is created and research is done by changing the instruments, the focus and the process of research (boyd & Crawford, 2012). Markham (2018, p. 520) sees the turn to the quantification in data analysis, the subsumption of qualitative inquiry as an add-on for data-driven science and the pursuit of generalizability as an “ongoing risk, which the interpretative movement has long sought to combat.”  

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What is digital research?

Thoughts on Digital Qualitative Research – Part 1

In this short series about qualitative digital methods, I want to introduce basic assumptions, challenges and definitions for qualitative research in the digital space. The first part sheds light on the definition of digital research.

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As Hine (2005) and Quinton and Reynolds (2018) state, there is no clear paradigm or restriction for digital research by now. Researchers try to adapt their methodological principles to the digital environment and migrate their ontological and epistemological views into the digital research field.

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