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CFI seminar: New Media and Methodology

- with Associate Professor Nancy Baym from University of Kansas

CFI is pleased to invite to an informal seminar, ”New Media and Methodology”, with Nancy Baym from University of Kansas, Tuesday, June 23 2009.

The seminar will last from 1 pm. to 4 pm. and is held at the Department of Information and Media Studies (IMV) at Aarhus University.



13.00                              Welcome / by PhD student Stine Lomborg, IMV

13.05 – 14.00:                  Nancy Baym: Internet inquiry and last.fm

14.00 – 14.30:                  Discussion

14.30 – 14.40:                  Break

14.40 –15.20:                   Niels Ole Finnemann, Karen Klitgaard Povlsen, Per Jauert and Jakob Linaa Jensen: Changing borderlines: mediatization and cultural citizenship

15.20-15.45:                     Discussion

15.45-16.00.                     Wrap-up of discussion


About Nancy Baym and her talk

Nancy Baym is the founder of the Association of Internet Researchers and has authored a number of important books and articles in the field of internet research. Her most recent book "Internet inquiry. Conversations about method" from 2009 will serve as point of departure for the discussions at the seminar.

Nancy Baym will be discussing the methodological issues she has encountered in her recent qualitative and quantitative research online. Her research on friendship in the music-based social networking site, Last.fm, for example, combines quantitative and qualitative survey questions and raised several challenges in recruiting appropriate participants as well as integrating the two kinds of responses. Her work on independent Scandinavian music and its online fans involved multiple forms of online interviewing including email, chat and skype (audio and video), and she will discuss the variation in interviews that resulted.

About Niels Ole Finnemann, Karen Klitgaard Povlsen, Per Jauert and Jakob Linaa Jensen’s talk

The four speakers will present their joint research project “Changing borderlines: mediatization and cultural citizenship”. The project addresses how the use of the internet and mobile media changes the overall media matrix and the borderlines between private and public spheres, between political and cultural affairs, between the local, the national, and the transnational public, and between corporations, markets, and civic society. The speakers will be discussing methodological considerations within the project.

If you wish to participate in the seminar, please send an email to Stine Lomborg, imvsl@hum.au.dk, before June 10.