The fall semester of 2016 has been enriched by our 9 Junior Researchers, who have all contributed with their unique ideas and projects. Below you will find links to the end products from this semester. Each of the projects are open-ended and so it is also possible for new junior researchers to build upon them. Some of the Junior Researchers will also continue their work with ETHOS Lab in the spring semester of 2017.
Blog post: What is a data sprint?
Project: Cæcilie worked on a project about Data Sprints as an emerging scientific method. She is interested in definitions and practices of data sprints. The research is done through expert interviews with key figures in digital methods labs in Copenhagen.
Blog post: Studying Literature at Danish Universities
Project: Per worked with literature in academics. In collaboration with Academic Books, he was looking at the differences in literature used in different programmes and courses across Danish universities.
Blog post: Gender Distribution at ITU
Project: Tali investigates gender distribution at the IT University. She has created an overview of undergraduate and graduate programmes since 1999, and is looking to include the different staff positions as well. Her motivation for the project is the issue of lack of women in tech.
Blog post: Making Data Visualizations Understandable for the Average Citizen
Project: Minna worked with Adam on increasing the user friendliness of the open-source project Electricity Map. They made a survey that was added to the interface of the electricity map. In addition, Minna interviewed issue experts about the map and data visualisations in general.
Blog post: Privacy in Primary Schools – Takeaways from a Brief Collaboration with the “LoL” Project
Project: Viktor was collaborating with the developers of the Leg & Læring App. He was hoping to get involved in the test phase to look at the relation between user feedback, ethics of data collection and development processes, but the collaboration failed. Read his reflections about the process in his blog post.
Blog post: Studying Facebooks News Feed Algorithm with a Grounded Theory approach
Project: In his project Thiemo studies the Facebook News Feed algorithm. He has done so by reading and categorizing 35 press releases from Facebook about the improvements and changes they have made to the News Feed.