PhDnet@CAIS. Digital methods workshop 1: Data collection

Workshop digital methods

Data collection

  November 26th 2019, 10:30 – 16:00

  CAIS, Universitätsstr. 104, 44799 Bochum


PhDnet@CAIS. Digital methods workshop 1: Data collection

PhDnet@CAIS is launching a workshop series on digital methods for doctoral students in the humanities, the focus being on the presentation and practical application of tools for collecting, analyzing, and visualizing research data. Participants will discuss the possibilities and limits of different methods, and their own experiences with such methods.

The first workshop will focus on data collection. As an introduction, Dr. Johannes N. Blumenberg (GESIS) will give an overview of the field: What are digital methods for scholars in the humanities? How can they be systematized? What are their possibilities and limits?

In the afternoon, Patrick Nehls MA (Digitale Gesellschaft NRW) will present tools for collecting data, with participants having the chance to try these out. The focus here will be on collecting data from social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), from websites, and with the help of online survey methods.

Participants are requested to bring their own notebook to the workshops.


10:00 – 10:30 Uhr


10:30 – 11:00 Uhr


11:00 – 12:30 Uhr
//Überblick – Digitale Methoden für Geisteswissenschaftler*innen
Dr. Johannes N. Blumenberg// GESIS
12:30 – 13:15 Uhr


13:15 – 16:00 Uhr
//Datenerhebung – Social Media, Websites, Online-Befragungen
Patrick Nehls M.A.// Digitale Gesellschaft NRW

PhDnet@CAIS is an open network provided by the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) that gives long-term support to doctoral students – support that extends even beyond the completion of their dissertation. The network is a forum that allows doctoral students to establish scholarly contacts across subject borders. It organizes events for doctoral students whose projects deal with the social chances and risks of digitalization.