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Titel Referent*in Datum Ort
Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft - starke Partner für eine nachhaltige Zukunft Armin Grunwald,
liver Parodi
23.07.2020,
9:00 Uhr
KD²Lab
Exploring innovative approaches to data quality in online citizen science Roman Lukyanenko,
Jeff Parsons
27.10.2020,
14:00 Uhr
online
FridaysForFuture meets Citizen Science Anna Soßdorf 15.12.2020,
13:00 Uhr
online
From rags to riches: building an inter- and transdisciplinary research environment from scratch Martin Mauve,
Tobias Escher
19.01.2021,
13:00 Uhr
online

 

Kommende Veranstaltungen

FridaysForFuture meets Citizen Science (15.12.2020, 13:00 Uhr)

Anna Soßdorf | HHU Düsseldorf , Germany

There has been extensive research on FFF and most studies have dealt with the activists' reliance on social media and peer networks, their limited commitment to traditional organizations, or their socioeconomic characteristics such as the strong female presence. Most findings have remained on the macro level of the phenomenon. Nevertheless more in depth micro level analyses are palpable. This research gap is where this project feeds into.

Within this citizen science project at the University of Duesseldorf scholars and local FFF activists are being brought together to target two research questions: (1) how does the local youth movement mobilize people to join the different forms of protest? (2) what specific strategies and means make the movement successful in terms of mass mobilization? The approach of the research project differs from previous methodologies by making the activists part of the knowledge producing process. The rationale behind giving ownership to those citizen scientists is that the activists are better equipped to address the relevant questions and methods than traditional scholars.

In the presentation the main pillars of the project, relevant methodological aspects of citizen science as well as first findings and lessons learnt will be discussed.

From rags to riches: building an inter- and transdisciplinary research environment from scratch (19.01.2021, 13:00 Uhr)

Martin Mauve | HHU Düsseldorf , Germany
Tobias Escher | HHU Düsseldorf , Germany

In 2011 the success of the Pirate Party sparked the interest of several researchers at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf. The idea of a "digital democracy" where everyone could easily participate in decision-making processes was fascinating not only for scholars from the areas of social sciences such as Political Science, Communication Science and Sociology, but also for colleagues from Computer Science, Business Administration and Law. While moving from mono disciplinary research to a very interdisciplinary setting was very, very exciting it did not lead to immediate success. On the contrary - we encountered a lot of skepticism and rejection both within our respective research communities and from reviewers of our joint project proposals. It was only after we also embraced transdisciplinarity – in the sense of integrating practitioners at eye level – that we were able to demonstrate successfully that we can tackle significant research challenges in a unique way. This, in turn, led to the establishment of the PhD programme on online participation, the founding of the Düsseldorf Institute of Internet and Democracy and it played a significant role in establishing the new Institute for Digitalization Research at the NRW state level.

In this talk we will report on the lessons learned during that process. We will also report on one specific research project that investigated the practical impact of online participation. In this project we conducted and evaluated an online participation processes in partnership with the cities of Bonn, Cologne and Moers in NRW. It illustrates how important – and rewarding – an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research environment is.

 

Vergangene Veranstaltungen

Exploring innovative approaches to data quality in online citizen science (27.10.2020, 14:00 Uhr)

Roman Lukyanenko | HEC Montréal, Canada
Jeff Parsons | Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Online citizen science – wherein scientists enlist ordinary people in the general public in scientific research projects – has been growing rapidly in recent years. Despite many successes, various challenges in citizen science remain. Among these is the need to maintain high quality data produced by often untrained and sometimes anonymous users. Data quality in citizen science has received considerable attention from the research community. However, these efforts mainly focused on few dimensions of data quality, such as data accuracy. Much less is known about other important dimensions of the data produced by citizens, such as data diversity. Data diversity is important because it facilitates repurposing of the data produced by citizens, thereby potentially contributing to discoveries. What is more, efforts that may improve data accuracy may also negatively affect data diversity. Our research seeks to establish a broad, holistic understanding of data quality issues in citizen science and investigates design solutions that are capable of simultaneously improving as many dimensions of data quality as possible. The presentation will discuss several completed and also present a number of ongoing studies that deal with the dimensions of accuracy, completeness, data diversity and repurposability of citizen science data.

Relevant reading: MISQ Paper of the Year 2019 (https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.25300/MISQ/2019/14439)

Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft - starke Partner für eine nachhaltige Zukunft (23.07.2020, 9:00 Uhr)

Armin Grunwald | KIT
Oliver Parodi | KIT

Reallabore: neues Setting für transdisziplinäre Forschung

Das KIT-ITAS ist Pionier in der Reallaborforschung, die ihren Ursprung in der Nachhaltigkeitsforschung hat. Reallabore sind Experimentierräume mitten in der Gesellschaft, bspw. in einem Stadtquartier, die die Bürgerschaft zum Handeln einladen. Gleichzeitig werden die entwickelten Ideen und Maßnahmen forschend begleitet, um neue Erkenntnisse zu gewinnen und diese auch in andere Bereiche weiter zu tragen.

Neben einer guten wissenschaftlichen Forschung, ist es vor allem die Transformationswirkung Richtung Praxis, die ein Reallabor zu einem erfolgreichen Treiber der nachhaltigen Entwicklung macht.

Mit dem „Quartier Zukunft“ initiierte das ITAS vor über 8 Jahren einen mittlerweile wichtigen Gestaltungsraum für nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung in der Karlsruher Oststadt. Hier wird das Konzept des Reallabors in die Praxis umgesetzt, um eine lebendige Kultur der Nachhaltigkeit zu schaffen.

Ob Reparaturcafé, Kleidertausch, Urban Gardening oder die Gründung eines Start-Ups für nachhaltigen Modekonsum – die Aktivitäten, die durch das Quartier Zukunft angestoßen werden sind vielfältig und werden von einer motivierten Bürgerschaft getragen.
Für klare Aussagen zu Wirkung und Ergebnis der Initiativen ist es jedoch noch zu früh – denn Reallabore sind langfristig angelegte Räume, um systematisch einen nachhaltigen Wandel anzustoßen.

Das ITAS am KIT plant die Einrichtung weiterer Reallabore, unter anderem zu den Themen „Autonomes Fahren“ und „barrierefreie urbane Systeme“, um das erfolgreiche Konzept der transdisziplinären Forschung weiter zu entwickeln. Und auch das „Quartier Zukunft“ wird mit dem „Karlsruher Transformationszentrum für Nachhaltigkeit und Kulturwandel“ (KAT) einen Schritt weiter Richtung nachhaltiger Entwicklung in der Gesellschaft gebracht.

Dass das Konzept der Reallaboren auch in anderen Städten großen Anklang findet, zeigt die Plattform „Reallabor-Netzwerk“ auf, das vom KAT initiiert wurde. Akteurinnen und Akteuren in Reallaboren haben hier die Möglichkeit sich über Erfahrungen auszutauschen und zu vernetzen, um langfristig und nachhaltig Veränderungsprozesse erfolgreich einzuleiten.

Ein herzliches Dankeschön an Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald und Dr. Oliver Parodi vom ITAS für diese interessanten Einblicke im Rahmen des Colloquium IISM.

Mehr über das "Quartier-Zukunft" erfahren Sie hier.

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