Category: QPD

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Thinking like a …

Content: Interdisciplinary work is hard: scientists from other disciplines have different problems, use different terminology, pursue different pathways to a solution and have different criteria for what makes a good solution.

Interdisciplinarity in Action: Methods for fruitful Teamwork

Content: “Digitalization can only be best investigated with an interdisciplinary approach” says a recurrent statement that can be adopted for a number of complex research themes. But how can collaboration across disciplinary…

Data visualisation: How to design scientific figures

Content: What is the first thing we scientists look at in scientific articles or on posters? The figures! But they are not only meant to be eye-catching. They also convey information with a density that words can never attain.

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Introduction to Online Surveys

Content: Online surveys have become a standard tool in social science research. They are inexpensive to administer and provide insights that require people to report on concepts such as attitudes or perceptions that are difficult…

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Visualizing Science: Graphical Abstracts

Content: This workshop deals with the visualization of scientific ideas and projects. Much like the traditional abstract as a written summary of a journal article, the graphical abstract has made its way into scientific publications…

Graduate Center for Doctoral Researchers

Demystifying buzzwords and learning how to use them

What are design thinking, scrum, design sprints, lean startup and agile project management? Which aspects of them can I use in my academic work? How can I adopt them productively and purposefully for my individual research…

Graduate Center for Doctoral Researchers

Web Scraping and API-based Data Collection

Gathering data is the first step in answering questions in empirical research. If this data is owned by platforms or companies, we as researchers face a crucial issue: How can we access this data in order to analyze it? Many…