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Data Package dps2018

Digital Educational Practices of Students 


University of Kassel
Sponsored by:
  • University of Kassel
  • Wikimedia
  • Stifterverband
  • Volkswagen Foundation
Project Contributors:
Steinhardt, Isabel
Survey Design:
Survey Data Type:
Qualitative Data
Data available in:
Data Curation:
İkiz-Akıncı, Dilek ORCID logo;
Steinhardt, Isabel
1.0.0 (published at Oct 20, 2020)

The data was created within the framework of a research project "Use of digital media for the studies and habitus of students" and the teaching research project "On the track of the connection between digital media and habitus in a qualitative manner".

Data Package Description

The research project reconstructs students' practices in dealing with digital technologies and asks which digital practices exist for their studies. Digital practices are understood to be those in which the use of digital technologies is incorporated. This research focus is important because digital technologies have become part of students' everyday life. However, little is known about how digital technologies are actually used for studying - if they are used for studying at all - and whether digital practices have developed in the course of study. Although there are various studies on the ownership and use of digital media (Steffens, Schmitt & Aßmann 2018), they do not focus on actual digital practices. In Bourdieu's sense, digital practices are an expression of habitus, which is why it can be assumed that the appropriation of digital practices is linked to the capital and milieu of students. In this respect, the study examines the extent to which digital technologies could contribute to (new) social inequalities in the educational system.

Documents related to this Data Package

Data Package

Title Description Document Language DOI File
Zitationsanleitung  Citation Guideline  English link_off dps2018_Citation_Guideline.pdf
Datenpaketübersicht  Data Package Overview  German link_off dps2018_Overview_de.pdf
Data Package Overview  Data Package Overview  English link_off dps2018_Overview_en.pdf
Daten- und Methodenbericht  Data and Methods Report  German link_off dps2018_Data-Methods_Report.pdf
Release Notes  Release Notes  English link_off

Data Sets

Title Description Document Language DOI File
dps2018_Informed_Consent  Informed Consent  German link_off dps2018_Informed_Consent.pdf
dps2018_Instructions_Data-Protection  Instructions on Data Protection  German link_off dps2018_Instructions_Data-Protection.pdf

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Population: Students from four state universities from fields of study with high prestige (law and history) and those which are considered to be the so-called ascending subjects (social work) and are chosen by students who come to the universities as the first generat... 
Sampling Procedure: Non-probability Sample: Purposive Sample 
Field Period: Feb 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
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