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.





Dieter, M., Gerlitz, C., Helmond, A., Tkacz, N., van der Vlist, F. N., & Weltevrede, E. (2019). Multi-situated App Studies: Methods and Propositions. Social Media & Society, 5(2), 1–15. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305119846486



Gerlitz, C. (2018). Retrieving. In C. Lury (Ed.), The International Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods (pp. 126–131). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315714523-19
Gerlitz, C., & Rieder, B. (2018). Tweets Are Not Created Equal: investigating Twitter’s client ecosystem. International Journal of Communication : IJoC, 12, 528–547. https://hdl.handle.net/11245.1/4da1d406-1213-4103-8237-eef5ae786948
Gray, J., Gerlitz, C., & Bounegru, L. (2018). Data Infrastructure Literacy. Big Data & Society, 5(2), 1–13. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2053951718786316



Marres, N., & Gerlitz, C. (2015). Interface Methods: Renegotiating Relations between Digital Social Research, STS and Sociology. The Sociological Review, 64(1), 21–46. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.12314



Sahle, P. (2013). Digitale Editionsformen. Zum Umgang mit der Überlieferung unter den Bedingungen des Medienwandels: Vol. Band 2. BoD.



Sahle, P. (2010). Zwischen Mediengebundenheit und Transmedialisierung. Anmerkungen zum Verhältnis von Edition und Medien. editio, 24, 23–36. https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/edit/24/2010/article-p23.xml