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Research Data for Education

The provision of library and archive collections on education and the management of information databases are key tasks of the Institute. A particular focus lies on turning digital technologies into utilisable contributions on educational issues from the humanities and the cultural sciences (eHumanities).

Based on its own research in computer science and information science, DIPF runs and develops state of the art science infrastructures that process and document educational information, preparing information indexes and offering library and archive holdings. The Forschungsdatenzentrum Bildung (FDZ Bildung) at DIPF, a centre for research data on education, is the central point of contact for educational researchers looking for research data and instruments from quantitative as well as qualitative research. The Institute wishes to take a leading role in enabling central access to nationally distributed data in educational research. Appropriate steps have already been taken by launching the pilot project Verbund Forschungsdaten Bildung (Alliance for Research Education Data). Here, DIPF co-operates with the Institut zur Qualitätsentwicklung im Bildungswesen (Institute for Educational Quality Improvement, IQB) and the GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences).

DIPF intends to support educational researchers better in their abilities to implement digital technologies and data for contributions in the Humanities and Cultural Sciences (eHumanities). Such perspectives are for instance offered by digitised texts and images from the Research Library for the History of Education’s  stocks. The next projected step is a national access, information and networking point for eHumanities in educational research. Particularly the context of eHumanities will enable assessment, development and testing of digital technologies that support collaborative research processes.

last modified Apr 11, 2017