The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI MMG) develops new digital tools and methods for anthropological research which cover three main areas:
The application of qualitative data analysis methods to visual material is still a new field although collecting visual material during field work has become common. In the project a computer-assisted method for analysing field material will be developed.
Another aim is to support researchers in their fieldwork with digital tools like digital maps with their geo-referenced photos and analysis and visualization tools.
An infrastructure for the management of digital research data will be designed. This shall be a step to build an institutional collection of digital anthropological research data.
Learn more about MPIMMG's work here.