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Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel

The world is urbanizing at an unprecedented rate, and its cities are transformed by technology and distributed computing. With every photograph, Twitter post, public transit ride, and credit card swipe, we leave digital traces in physical space. The enormous quantity of information, or Urban Big Data, that humanity generates each day is beginning to off er new possibilities for research, design, and systems optimization on the city scale, but the first step toward our urban future is finding new ways of understanding and visualizing Big Data—revealing invisible dimensions of the city.

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Cues for Integration

Foreign Policy Beliefs and German Parliamentarians’ Support for European Integration

A. Burcu Bayram

systems seriously. Next, I develop my theoretical argument and derive testable hypotheses. Section three describes the research design, introducing the German parliamentarian survey and the variables. Section four tests my hypotheses using statistical

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European Anthropology as a Fortuitous Accident?

Reflections on the Sustainability of the Field

Čarna Brković

the twentieth century predominantly relied on a long-term stay of a single researcher in a distant fieldsite, a model that was initially promoted by Bronisław Malinowski ( Kuper 1996 ). This dominant research design has also been changing on several

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When the Future Is Hard to Recall

Episodic Memory and Mnemonic Aids in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival

Hannah Chapelle Wojciehowski

construct a narrative that forms the basis of episodic memories . ( Tang et al. 2016: 1 ) These researchers designed a set of experiments that would test the robustness of the long-term memory of movie scenes, identifying variables that would influence the

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The District Leadership Cadre of the Stasi

Who Were These Men and Why Did They Not Crush Mass Protest in 1989?

Uwe Krähnke, Anja Zschirpe, Philipp Reimann, and Scott Stock Gissendanner

thoroughly habituated to its bureaucratic routine that it was caught utterly by surprise with no contingency plan to annihilate massive opposition. Research Design Rather than aspiring to present representative data for all Stasi district-level personnel

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Pegida in Parliament?

Explaining the Failure of Pegida in Austria

Farid Hafez

turned out to be such a failure. The research design is based on a case study. 5 I present a crucial-case 6 analysis based on a most likely scenario, using Germany, which is the focus of this journal’s special issue, as the most similar shadow case

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Research Methodology in Kurdish Studies

Interactions between Fieldwork, Epistemology and Theory

Mehmet Orhan

’. Finally, as she had worked as a schoolteacher in Samsat before her university research, and was thus already known by some locals, she established trust as a ‘teacher’ who worked there. The researcher then has a meticulous research design that depends on

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Understanding Germany’s Short-lived “Culture of Welcome”

Images of Refugees in Three Leading German Quality Newspapers

Maximilian Conrad and Hugrún Aðalsteinsdóttir

decision making takes place and is legitimated. This section also discusses the study’s research design in more detail, before we present the findings of the frame analysis. The concluding discussion links the article’s empirical findings to the broader

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Leading through a Decade of Crisis—Not Bad, After All

Germany’s Leadership Demand and Followership Inclusion, 2008-2018

Valerio Alfonso Bruno and Giacomo Finzi

, political pressure, material benefits and side payments, alongside “unintentional” dimensions of power, such as emulation and non-decision effects. 26 Methodology and Research Design In this article, we developed the conceptual dimensions and the related

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Joyce Marie Mushaben, Shelley Baranowski, Trevor J. Allen, Sabine von Mering, Stephen Milder, Volker Prott, and Peter C. Pfeiffer

years in the making (but worth the wait), this text focuses on Germany as an “early adopter” of gender quotas dating back to the 1980s; it utilizes a pathway-case research design to explore the impact of diverse, internal quota mechanisms across the