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General Online Research 10
May 26-28, 2010
DGOF prize "Best Research
The German Society for Online
Research (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Onlineforschung, DGOF) announces its Best Research
Thesis Award. The prize has a
value of 3000,- Euros. It will be given to students who have finished a thesis (Bachelor/Master/Ph.D.) in 2008
The submission deadline is:
December 31, 2009.
Submissions in English or German
language must include an electronic version
(word or pdf) of the
thesis plus an additional English language extended abstract (600-1000 words) that summarizes
the analyzed question, the used methods,
the most important findings, and its relationship to relevant existing theories and earlier findings.
The thesis must be written in 2008 or
2009. At the time the thesis was submitted
all authors must have been graduate or postgraduate students only. Works by post-docs are not eligible for
submission. The thesis may have
multiple student authors.
The prize will be given to the
author(s) of a thesis that provides an exceptional
analysis of a specific issue in the area of internet research. The analysis should focus on aspects of
All applications will be evaluated by
a jury of experts in the area of internet
research on basis of the following criteria, if applicable.
- method research (web
surveys, online experiments, mobile surveys,
multi-mode data collection, statistical biases, innovative forms of
data collection, etc) and/or
- social, organizational,
or psychological consequences or aspects of
mobile or online communication (Web 2.0, social networking, online
communities, E-Health, digital inequality, etc).
- innovativeness of the
- theoretical foundation
and relevance for future research or theory
- adequacy of the chosen
research design and, if applicable, the
- clarity of the
The author(s) will be given the
opportunity to present the findings at the General Online Research Conference 2010 (see www.gor.de) and to publish the
work. 1300,- Euros of the prize will go directly to the applicant(s) who are selected as winners by the expert
Additional 1700,- Euros will
be provided for publication in the book series "Neue Schriften
zur Online-Forschung" and, if
necessary, English language
translation of a short manuscript that presents selected findings of the thesis for submission as an article to the International Journal of Internet Science.
Chair of the Jury is Dr. Uwe Matzat.
Applicants have to submit an
electronic copy of their thesis, including the extended abstract and a copy of the received
grade (if available) online
at the GOR 10 Conftool at www.gor.de. Email submissions are excluded. Authors of empirical as well as
theoretical contributions that
score high on the evaluation criteria
are encouraged to submit their work.
More information is available via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission is possible as of
September 15, 2009 at the GOR 10 Conftool: Please create an account ("Register new"), then submit your thesis. Please
follow this scheme:
"Your submissions" and after that
please choose "DGOF prize "Best Research Thesis
The registration in our Conftool and the submission for the DGOF prize are irrespective of the
participation of GOR 10.
If you have any questions concerning the award you may
contact the chair of the judging panel Dr. Uwe Matzat
or the DGOF office (email@example.com).
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