SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen

P03 - Media of Praxeology III: Digital Tools and Environments for Research


Principal Investigator:

Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz

Prof. Dr. Patrick Sahle


Jason Chao

Andreas Mertgens

Jörn Preuß

Student Assistants:

Lisa Gerzen


The subproject explores the distributed accomplishment of digital research tools, data and practices. It focuses on digital humanities and digital methods to study how research data is created and repurposed. Following the idea of “critical digitisation”, it develops research tools (a digital edition of the Harold Garfinkel archive and tools for using social media and sensor data for praxeological research) that render the genesis and inscription of their data explicit. It further creates a prototype interface for “method maps” which allows to document data production practices in research and makes them accountable. In the context of the CRC, the project advances a praxeological account of data and methodological reflexivity.



Gerlitz, Carolin and Weltevrede, Esther, eds. 2019. “What​ happens​ to​ ANT,​ and​ its​ emphasis​ on​ the ​socio-material grounding of the social, in​ digital​ sociology?.” In Routledge Companion to Actor-Network Theory, edited by Roberts, Celia; Farias, Ignatio and Blok, Anders, 345-356. London: Routledge. https://hdl.handle.net/11245.1/bc4ede87-29ab-4f42-af56-97a981d169be.


Gray, Jonathan; Gerlitz, Carolin and Bounegru, Liliana. 2018. “Data Infrastructure Literacy.” Big Data & Society 5 (2): 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2053951718786316. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2053951718786316.


Sahle, P., eds. 2017. “Archiv und Edition – Standards und Best Practices.” In Digitales Edieren im 21. Jahrhundert. Veröffentlichungen des Landesarchivs Nordrhein-Westfalen, edited by Schlemmer, M. 64, 143-165. Essen: Klartext.