Anders Koed Madsen

Anders is associate professor at TANTLab where he does work on various aspects of digital knowledge organization. His research agenda is currently made up of two sub-streams. One concerned with digital methods and the re-tooling of humanistic methods. The other is concerned with big data and related shifts in organizational data practices. Currently, he is heading a three-year project on ‘post-demographic metrics’ in urban planning. 

These two sub-streams supplement each other in important ways. For instance, in order to do good interventionist work with digital methods, it is crucial to understand the problems of introducing new data-visualizations into established organizations. Similarly, in order to do proper organizational analysis on big data, it is useful to have the kind of practical experiences with data processing and visualization that experiments with digital methods provides you with.

Selected publications

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    Digitalt engagement under DGI Landsstævne 2017: Indsigter og anbefalinger

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    Ren, Carina Bregnholm; Madsen, Anders Koed.

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    Forthcoming book chapter

    Digital methods contributions to citizen hearings : A techno-anthropological approach to Twitter and technology assessment.

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    Birkbak, Andreas; Madsen, Anders Koed; Munk, Anders Kristian.

    In: Techno-Anthropological Contributions to Technology Assessment. ed. / Lars Botin; Tom Børsen. Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2019.

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    Identifying notions of environment in obesity research using a mixed‐methods approach

    The recent rise of computation‐based methods in social science has opened new opportunities for exploring qualitative questions through analysis of large amounts of text. This article uses a mixed‐methods design that incorporates machine reading, network analysis, semantic analysis, and qualitative analysis of 414 highly cited publications on obesogenic environments between 2001 and 2015. The method produces an elaborate network map exhibiting five distinct notions of environment, all of which are currently active in the field of obesity research. The five notions are institutional, built, food, family, and bodily environments. The network map is proposed as a navigational tool both for policy actors who wish to coordinate efforts between a variety of stakeholders and for researchers who wish to understand their own research and research plans in light of different positions in the field. The final part of the article explores how the network map may also initiate a broader set of reflections on the configuration, differentiation, and coherence of the field of obesity research.

    Co-authors: Anne K. Kleberg Hansen, Stanley Ulijaszek, Anders K. Munk, Anders K. Madsen, Line Hillersdal, and Astrid P. Jespersen.

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    Whack-a-mole: En undersøgelse af falske nyheder og deres økosystemer

    Vi argumenterer for, at falske nyheder skal forstås og undersøges empirisk i deres naturlige habitat. Falske nyheder bør ikke blot håndteres som et spil whack-a-mole, hvor formålet er at slå det falske ned, hver gang det dukker op, som var det et muldvarpehoved i en spilleautomat, men derimod at forsøge at forstå de gange, muldvarpen graver.

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    Bach, Daniel; Grundtvig, Anders; Lofstad, Ronja Ingeborg; Mathiasen, Asbjørn Fleinert; Olesen, Asger Gehrt; Birkbak, Andreas; Madsen, Anders Koed; Munk, Anders Kristian.

    In: Politik, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2018, p. 41-58.

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