Dr. Felix Frey

Dr. Felix Frey

Research Fellow

Empirische Kommunikations- und Medienforschung mit dem Schwerpunkt Methodologie und Methoden
Zeppelinhaus
Nikolaistraße 27-29, Room 2.01
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35745
Fax: +49 341 97-35719

Abstract

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Empirical Communication and Media Research with focus on methodology and methods (Prof. A. Bartsch). My research and teaching focuses on modalities of media use and media reception, communicative practices in the context of social and media change as well as research methodology and methods, in particular methods of theory development.

Professional career

  • since 04/2017
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Communiation and Media Studies, Leipzig University
  • 06/2014 - 03/2017
    Research Associate and Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Communication Studies and Media Research, LMU Munich
  • 04/2008 - 03/2014
    Research Associate, Institute of Communication and Media Studies, Leipzig University

Education

  • 04/2008 - 12/2015
    PhD in Communication, with a thesis conceptualizing and empirically validating an "experiential mode" of media reception
  • 10/2001 - 12/2007
    MA Communication and Cultural Studies, Leipzig University

My first research focus is generally in the fields of media use and media reception. In particular, I am interested in modalities/strategies of media reception and media use as well as in communicative practices in the context of social and media change, also from a historical perspective. A further focus is the methodology and methodology of social and communication research, in particular empirical and non-empirical methods of theory development.

  • Krämer, B.; Frey, F.
    Measuring strategies of media use. Methodological approaches and the 'techno-phenomenological gap'
    In: Peter, C.; Naab, T. K.; Kühne, R. (Eds.)
    Measuring media use and exposure: Recent developments and challenges. Köln: Halem. 2019. pp. 15-37
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  • Frey, F.
    The experiential mode of media reception: A holistic framework concept
    Communication Theory. 2018. pp. 487-510
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  • Frey, F.
    Medienrezeption als Erfahrung
    Wiesbaden: Springer VS. 2017
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  • Frey, F.
    Test theory and classical test theory
    In: van den Bulck, J. (Ed.)
    The international encyclopedia of media psychology. Hoboken: Wiley. 2020.
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more publications

  • Publikationspreis: Zeitschriftenpreis 2017 für die besten Aufsätze des Vorjahres in Publizistik, Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft und SCM (2. Preis)
    Frey, Felix (Empirische Kommunikations- und Medienforschung)
    awarded in 2017 by DGPuK.
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more awards

  • Wissenschaftliche Tagung
    Statistische Zugänge zu Sprache. Tagung des Zentrums für quantitative empirische Sozialforschung Leipzig (QuanteL)
    Empirische Kommunikations- und Medienforschung
    Event Organiser: Bartsch, Anne; Frey, Felix
    15/06/2018
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  • Preconference
    Crafting Theory. Methods of Theory Building in Communication
    Empirische Kommunikations- und Medienforschung
    Event Organiser: Frey, Felix; Krämer, Benjamin
    24/05/2019
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One part of my teaching consists of introductory and advanced courses on theories of media use, reception and effects. Additionally, I regularly run research courses on BA and MA levels that are closely connected to my own current research projects. The second part consists of courses in social research methods (survey methods, [online/social media] content analysis, statistics). Here, I take an applied approach but also aim at enabling students to use these methods reflectively.