Workshop – Advancing interdisciplinary perspectives on computational mental health research – 10th November 9am – 12:30pm
24. October 2023
We are happy to announce the workshop "Advancing interdisciplinary perspectives on computational mental health research" by our fellow Prof. Dr. Emese Domahidi. The workshop will take place on the 10th of November from 9am -12:30pm at the DSI Zurich in the event room (Rämistrasse 69). After the workshop, participants are invited to lunch. The workshop will feature input from Emese Domahidi, Felix Gille, Thomas Friemel and Oliver Grübner. You can register below.
Please register here.
Mental health phenomena are increasingly being studied using digital trace data from social media and computational methods (Schindler & Domahidi, 2022, Parry, 2022). This approach can address the challenges of previous studies (e.g., inadequacies in subjective memories), but raises new ethical, conceptual, and methodological issues that are critical to the field, and external limitations remain, such as the persistent barriers of APIs to research.
This interdisciplinary workshop aims systematically explore the topic and involve experts from various fields. Based on previous research and current advances on the topic, we will discuss how computational elements have influenced mental health research, will identify scientific gaps, and suggest promising directions for future studies. Thus, the focus of the workshop is to define pressing questions for future studies, to create networking opportunities for interested scholars and to explore possibilities for further collaborations. Possible outcomes might be a white paper, to summarize the results, joint collaborations in form of a special issue, or grant ideas to continue our interdisciplinary work on this topic.
Schedule & Procedure
The workshop will be held on 10 November 2023 at DSI Zurich in the event room (Rämistrasse 69)
09:00 – 9:15 Welcome and introduction
09:15 – 10:30: Theoretical foundations of the connection between mental health and digital media. Input & Discussion
10:30 – 10:45: Coffee break
10:45 – 12:00 Methodological aspects of researching the connection between mental health and digital media. Input & Discussion
12:00 – 12:30 Discussion & Outlook: research gaps, future topics and collaborations
12:30 Joint lunch at DSI
Input from Emese Domahidi, Felix Gille, Thomas Friemel, Oliver Grübner