Digital Educational Practices of Students

Resource Type
Dataset : Qualitative, non-standard or low-standard data material
  • Steinhardt, Isabel
  • Universität Kassel
Publication Date
  • İkiz-Akıncı, Dilek (Data Curator)
  • Steinhardt, Isabel (Data Curator)
  • FDZ des DZHW (Distributor)
Funding Reference
  • Universität Kassel, Wikimedia, Stifterverband, Volkswagenstiftung
Free Keywords
higher education research; students; digitalization
  • Abstract

    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.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018-02-01 / 2018-06-30
    Narrative Interviews
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
  • Narrative Interviews: 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 generation or through the second educational path
Non-probability Sample: Purposive Sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
    Narrative Interviews: Narrative Interviews
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 7
    Number of Variables: 0
    • File Name: dps2018_d_1-0-0
Comments on the data package: 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".
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Steinhardt, I. (2018). Open Science-Forschung und qualitative Methoden – fünf Ebenen der Reflexion. MedienPädagogik(32), 122–138.
  • Steinhardt, I. (2020). Learning Open Science by doing Open Science. A reflection of a qualitative research project-based seminar. Education for Information, 36(3), 263–279.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-08 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2020-10-20