Use of Social Media and Online Applications in Science 2013

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Pscheida, Daniela (Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Albrecht, Steffen (Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Herbst, Sabrina (Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Minet, Claudia (Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Köhler, Thomas (Technische Universität Dresden)
  • Leibniz-Forschungsverbund 2.0
Other Title
  • Science 2.0 Survey (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • Medienzentrum, Technische Universität Dresden (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Information society
    • Mass media
    • Science and technology
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
social media; science; online service; scientific community; computer-mediated communication
  • Abstract

    Use of social media and online-based applications in the context of scientific activities at German universities and research institutions. Topics: assessment of activities and scope of scientific activities; professional and private use of online tools and social media; frequency of occupational use of online tools and social media; active and passive use of selected Web 2.0 applications; use of online tools and social media in various scientific fields of activity (research, teaching, administration, communication) and deepening activities within the field of research; attitudes of scientists towards the Internet and social media; recognition and dissemination of virtual research environments; online access media; inquired tools and applications: Social networks (Facebook, Google+), scientific / professional networks (Xing,, videoconference/VoIP (Skype, Adobe Connect), microblogs (Twitter), weblogs, wikipedia, other wikis (company Wiki, technical Wikis, etc.), content sharing / cloud services (dropbox, slideshare), online text editors (EtherPad, Google Docs), internet forums, mailing lists, chat / instant messaging (Skype, ICQ), online archiv/data bases (German digital library,,, social bookmarking services (Delicious, Bibsonomy), literature management (Mendeley, Zotero), video / photo community portals (YouTube, Flickr), learning management systems. Demography: age (year of birth); sex; highest academic degree; function at the university / research institution; departmental affiliation; University affiliation; duration of previous scientific activity; percentage of scientific activity by activity; participation in scientific conferences in 2012; number of memberships in professional organizations and number of official functions.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2013-09-16 / 2013-10-13
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Scientists of German universities and Leibniz associations
Probability: Stratified: Disproportional; Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Stratified Sample: Disproportional
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
  • Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 356
Survey unit: academic staff###
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5971 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Pscheida, Daniela; Albrecht, Steffen; Herbst, Sabrina; Minet, Claudia; Köhler, Thomas (2014): Nutzung von Social Media und onlinebasierten Anwendungen in der Wissenschaft : Erste Ergebnisse des Science 2.0-Survey 2013 des Leibniz-Forschungsverbunds „Science 2.0“. Online verfügbar unter:

Update Metadata: 2021-05-06 | Issue Number: 23 | Registration Date: 2015-11-06