"In my research I occupy myself mainly with the public discussion of socially controversial issues such as climate change. What interests me most is which social groups gain influence in debates and influence on political decision-making processes, and how that influence can be explained. One particular focus in my research is on the way the conditions of public communication have been changed by digitalisation."
More on her research
Professor Schmid-Petri occupies herself with one of the central challenges of our times: communication of and about scientific and political topics in a new, digitally connected (media) environment. She also examines public debates on various political subjects, such as climate change, and tests methods of automated data analysis in her research. An overview of the main areas of her research
Schmid-Petri, H., Reber, U., Arlt, D., Elgesem, D., Adam, S. & Häussler, T. (accepted). A dynamic perspective on publics and counterpublics: The role of the blogosphere in pushing the issue of climate change during the 2016 US presidential campaign. Environmental Communication.
Adam, S., Häussler, T., Schmid-Petri, H. & Reber, U. (accepted for publication). Coalitions and counter-coalitions in online contestation: an analysis of the German and British climate change debate. New Media & Society.
Schmid-Petri, H. & Bürger, M. (accepted for publication). Modeling science communication: from linear to more complex models. In M. Dascal, A. Leßmöllmann & T. Gloning (Hrsg.), Handbook of Science Communication. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
Schmid-Petri, H. & Adam, S. (accepted for publication). Innovative Methoden der Inhaltsanalyse - automatisierte Verfahren im Fokus. In O. Gabriel, T. Faas & J. Maier (Hrsg.), Handbuch der Wahl- und Einstellungsforschung. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.