Paradigm Shift in Knowledge Transfer

This blog series provides a step-by-step overview of the Wi4impact research project, which examines the knowledge transfer impact of science blogs and podcasts at German higher education and non-university research institutions. The first blog post presents a brief theoretical introduction to our research topic. The term knowledge transfer is by

​Study using a combination of web-tracking and survey data to look into Online Pornography ​Use – No difference between mainstream Christians and Non-Religious Individuals​

The use of web tracking panel data provides new insights into Germans’ online pornography use. According to new research published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, German Catholics, Protestants, and the religiously unaffiliated are as likely to use online pornography as each other. By comparison, members of minority religions in Germany,

How do you sleep? – Discovering the Interdependence between Sleep, Knowledge, and Technology

Scientific knowledge about sleep is anything but unequivocal. This ambiguity poses problems and uncertainties for sleep medicine and individuals in their everyday lives. How to examine how knowledge about sleep acquires legitimacy, validity, and ultimately certainty? Technological developments to measure sleep significantly contribute to our social understanding of sleep, such

ChatGPT: A tutor for data analysis?

ChatGPT is an interesting new tool to support data analysis in the social sciences. It can be used to get suggestions for data analysis methods and for writing code. In this post, I summarize my experience in using ChatGPT to conduct a simple analysis of turnout with the ESS 2018.

Data Spotlight #1

As dedicated data curators, we’re excited to showcase curated data collections that will hopefully ignite your research interests. Today we present you: Surveys by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government The topics represented in the surveys of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government (Bundespresseamt;