I am a political scientist and acting professor working at the Center of Methods in Social Sciences, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. My research in computational social science is organized around three larger themes: empirical methodology, deliberation research, and transfer services.

The methodological focus of my research is the development and application of text-as-data procedures. In particular, as part of the VisArgue project, I have (co-)developed an automated textual measure for deliberative quality. Also, I was involved in conceptualizing and testing visual applications to explore and analyze deliberative discourse.

Within deliberation research, I concentrate on the micro-foundations of group decision-making with a special focus on the role of communication and its dynamics within the process. I aim for complementing and enhancing the research on deliberative communication. 

The third research pillar, transfer services, aims at designing a visual intervention system that supports participants in achieving a high deliberative quality. This project is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. More information can be found on the ADD-up page

Disclaimer: This is my personal webpage; my university webpage is here: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/443311.html

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