Michael Scharkow

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Journal articles

Stier, S., Mangold, F., Scharkow, M., & Breuer, J. (2022). Post post-broadcast democracy? News exposure in the age of online intermediaries. American Political Science Review, 116(2), 768–774.

Jürgens, P., Meltzer, C. E., & Scharkow, M. (2022). Age and gender representation on german TV: A longitudinal computational analysis. Computational Communication Research, 4(1).

Mangold, F., & Scharkow, M. (2022). Metrics of news audience polarization: Same or different? Communication Methods and Measures, 1–25.

Winkler, Y., Bachl, M., & Scharkow, M. (2022). Individual users’ participation on political facebook pages. Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media, 2.

Schnauber-Stockmann, A., Scharkow, M., & Breuer, J. (2022). Routines and the predictability of day-to-day web use. Media Psychology, 1–23.

Hase, V., Boczek, K., & Scharkow, M. (2022). Adapting to affordances and audiences? A cross-platform, multi-modal analysis of the platformization of news on facebook, instagram, TikTok, and twitter. Digital Journalism, 1–22.

Mangold, F., Stier, S., Breuer, J., & Scharkow, M. (2021). The overstated generational gap in online news use? A consolidated infrastructural perspective. New Media & Society, online first. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444821989972

Mangold, F., & Scharkow, M. (2020). How do filtering choices impact the structures of audience networks? A simulation study using data from 26 countries. Communication Methods and Measures, 14(2), 125–144.

Fähnrich, B., Vogelgesang, J., & Scharkow, M. (2020). Evaluating universities’ strategic online communication: How do shanghai ranking’s top 50 universities grow stakeholder engagement with facebook posts? Journal of Communication Management, 24(3), 265–283.

Scharkow, M., Mangold, F., Stier, S., & Breuer, J. (2020). How social network sites and other online intermediaries increase exposure to news. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(6), 2761–2763.

Peter, C., Breuer, J., Masur, P., Scharkow, M., & Schwarzenegger, C. (2020). Empfehlungen zum Umgang mit Forschungsdaten in der Kommunikationswissenschaft. SCM Studies in Communication and Media, 9(4), 599–626.

Trepte, S., Scharkow, M., & Dienlin, T. (2020). The privacy calculus contextualized: The influence of affordances. Computers in Human Behavior, 104, 106115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2019.08.022

Scharkow, M. (2019). The reliability and temporal stability of self-reported media exposure: A meta-analysis. Communication Methods and Measures, 13(3), 198–211. https://doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2019.1594742

Trepte, S., Masur, P. K., & Scharkow, M. (2018). Mutual friends’ social support and self-disclosure in face-to-face and instant messenger communication. The Journal of Social Psychology, 158(4), 430–445. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2017.1398707

Mangold, F., Vogelgesang, J., & Scharkow, M. (2017). Nachrichtennutzung in Deutschland. Eine nutzerzentrierte Repertoireanalyse. Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 65(4).

Bachl, M., & Scharkow, M. (2017). Correcting measurement error in content analysis. Communication Methods and Measures, 11(2), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2017.1305103

Festl, R., Vogelgesang, J., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2017). Longitudinal patterns of involvement in cyberbullying: Results from a latent transition analysis. Computers in Human Behavior, 66, 7–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2016.09.027

Scharkow, M., & Bachl, M. (2017). How measurement error in content analysis and self-reported media use leads to minimal media effect findings in linkage analyses: A simulation study. Political Communication, 34(3), 323–343. https://doi.org/10.1080/10584609.2016.1235640

Masur, P. K., & Scharkow, M. (2016). Disclosure management on social network sites: Individual privacy perceptions and user-directed privacy strategies. Social Media & Society, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305116634368

Scharkow, M. (2016). The accuracy of self-reported internet use. A validation study using client log data. Communication Methods and Measures, 10(1), 13–27. https://doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2015.1118446

Trepte, S., Masur, P. K., Scharkow, M., & Dienlin, T. (2015). Privatheitsbedürfnisse verschiedener Kommunikationstypen on- und offline: Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Studie zum Umgang mit persönlichen Inhalten. Media Perspektiven, 5, 250–257.

Scharkow, M., Festl, R., Vogelgesang, J., & Quandt, T. (2015). Beyond the core-gamer: Genre preferences and gratifications in computer games. Computers in Human Behavior, 44, 293–298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.11.020

Festl, R., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2015). The individual or the group: A multilevel analysis of cyberbullying in school classes. Human Communication Research, 41(4), 535–556. https://doi.org/10.1111/hcre.12056

Breuer, J., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2015). Sore losers? A reexamination of the frustration-aggression hypothesis for colocated video game play. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 4(2), 126–137. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000020

Scharkow, M., Festl, R., & Quandt, T. (2014). Longitudinal patterns of problematic computer game use among adolescents and adults - a 2-year panel study. Addiction, 109(11), 1910–1917. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.12662

Breuer, J., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2014). Tunnel vision or desensitization? The effect of interactivity and frequency of use on the perception and evaluation of violence in digital games. Journal of Media Psychology, 26(4), 176–188. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-1105/a000122

Elson, M., Mohseni, M. R., Breuer, J., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2014). Press CRTT to measure aggressive behavior: The unstandardized use of the competitive reaction time task in aggression research. Psychological Assessment, 26(2), 419–432. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0035569

Quandt, T., Breuer, J., Festl, R., & Scharkow, M. (2013). Digitale Spiele: stabile Nutzung in einem dynamischen Markt. Media Perspektiven, 10(2013), 483–492.

Scharkow, M. (2013). Thematic content analysis using supervised machine learning: An empirical evaluation using german online news. Quality & Quantity, 47(2), 761–773. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-011-9545-7

Festl, R., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2013). Militaristic attitudes and the use of digital games. Games and Culture, 8(6), 392–407. https://doi.org/10.1177/1555412013493498

Mahrt, M., & Scharkow, M. (2013). The value of big data in digital media research. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 57(1), 20–33. https://doi.org/10.1080/08838151.2012.761700

Festl, R., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2013). Peer influence, internet use and cyberbullying: A comparison of different context effects among german adolescents. Journal of Children and Media, 7(4), 446–462. https://doi.org/10.1080/17482798.2013.781514

Günther, E., & Scharkow, M. (2013). Recycled media. An automated evaluation of news outlets in the twenty-first century. Digital Journalism, 2(4), 524–541. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2013.850207

Hayes, A. F., & Scharkow, M. (2013). The relative trustworthiness of inferential tests of the indirect effect in statistical mediation analysis: Does method really matter? Psychological Science, 24(10), 1918–1927. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797613480187

Hasan, Y., Begue, L., Scharkow, M., & Bushman, B. J. (2013). The more you play, the more aggressive you become: A long-term experimental study of cumulative violent video game effects on hostile expectations and aggressive behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(2), 224–227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2012.10.016

Pape, T. von, Quandt, T., Scharkow, M., & Vogelgesang, J. (2012). Nachrichtengeographie des Zuschauerinteresses. Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, Sonderheft Grenzüberscheitende Kommunikation, 159–182.

Vogelgesang, J., & Scharkow, M. (2012). Reliabilitätstests in Inhaltsanalysen. Publizistik, 57(3), 333–345. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11616-012-0154-9

Festl, R., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2012). Problematic computer game use among adolescents, younger and older adults. Addiction, 108(3), 592–599. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.12016

Quandt, T., Festl, R., & Scharkow, M. (2011). Digitales Spielen – Medienunterhaltung im Mainstream. Media Perspektiven, 9, 414–422.

Scharkow, M. (2011). Zur Verknüpfung manueller und automatischer Inhaltsanalyse durch maschinelles Lernen. Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 59(4), 545–562. https://doi.org/10.5771/1615-634x-2011-4-545

Scharkow, M., & Vogelgesang, J. (2011). Measuring the public agenda using search engine queries. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 23(1), 104–113. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/edq048

Festl, R., Quandt, T., & Scharkow, M. (2010). Digitales Spielen als mediale Unterhaltung. Eine Repräsentativstudie zur Nutzung von Computer-und Videospielen in Deutschland. Media Perspektiven, 11(2010), 515–522.

Scharkow, M., & Vogelgesang, J. (2010). Effects of domestic media use on European integration. Communications, 35(1), 73–91. https://doi.org/10.1515/comm.2010.004

Suckfüll, M., & Scharkow, M. (2009). Modes of reception for fictional films. Communications, 34(4), 361–384. https://doi.org/10.1515/comm.2009.023

Book chapters

Bachl, M., & Scharkow, M. (2019). Some suggestions on dealing with measurement error in linkage analyses. In C. Peter, T. Naab, & R. Kühne (Eds.). Measuring Media Use and Exposure: Recent Developments and Challenges. Halem.

Scharkow, M., & Bachl, M. (2019). Stable attitudes and behaviors as boundary conditions of reinforcing spirals models. In P. Müller, S. Geiss, C. Schemer, T. Naab, & C. Peter (Eds.). Dynamische Prozesse der öffentlichen Kommunikation: Methodische Herausforderungen. Halem.

Scheu, A., Vogelgesang, J., & Scharkow, M. (2018). Qualitative Textanalyse. Blaupause und Potenziale (teil-)automatisierter Verfahren. In A. Scheu (Ed.). Auswertung qualitativer Daten. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Vogelgesang, J., & Scharkow, M. (2017). Bayesian statistics. In J. Matthes, C. Davis, & R. Potter (Eds.). The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. New York, NY: Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118901731.iecrm0013

Scharkow, M. (2017). Content analysis, automatic. In J. Matthes, C. Davis, & R. Potter (Eds.). The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. New York, NY: Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118901731.iecrm0043

Scharkow, M. (2017). Bootstrapping. In J. Matthes, C. Davis, & R. Potter (Eds.). The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. New York, NY: Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118901731.iecrm0017

Trepte, S., & Scharkow, M. (2016). Friends and live-savers: How social capital and social support received in media environments contribute to well-being. In L. Reinecke & M. B. Oliver (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Media Use and Well-Being (pp. 304–316). New York: Routledge.

Scharkow, M., & Vogelgesang, J. (2015). Diagnose und Korrektur von Messfehlern in inhaltsanalytischen Daten. In W. Wirth, K. Sommer, M. Wettstein, & J. Matthes (Eds.). Qualitätskriterien in der Inhaltsanalyse (pp. 204–217). Köln: Halem.

Bachl, M., & Scharkow, M. (2015). Eine quantitative Bestandsaufnahme von Informationen über Krankheiten auf der deutschsprachigen Wikipedia, 2002-2014. In E. Baumann & M. Hastall (Eds.). Gesundheitskommunikation im gesellschaftlichen Wandel (pp. 93–104). Nomos. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845264677-93

Pape, T. von, & Scharkow, M. (2015). Twitter, un media pour la communication transfrontaliere des evenements locaux? Une approche empirique exploratoire. In V. Goulet & C. Vatter (Eds.). Grenzüberschreitende Informationsflüsse und Medien in der Großen Region SaarLorLux. La circulation transfrontaliere des informations mediatiques dans la Grande Region SaarLorLux (pp. 105–124). Nomos Verlag. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845263274-105

Quandt, T., Festl, R., & Scharkow, M. (2014). Pathologische Formen der Online-Kommunikation: Exzessive Nutzung von Social Media und Online Games. In K. Hurrelmann & E. Baumann (Eds.). Handbuch Gesundheitskommunikation. Bern: Huber.

Günther, E., & Scharkow, M. (2014). Automatisierte Datenbereinigung bei Inhalts- und Linkanalysen von Online-Nachrichten. In K. Sommer, M. Wettstein, W. Wirth, & J. Matthes (Eds.). Automatisierung der Inhaltsanalyse (pp. 111–126). Köln: Halem.

Mahrt, M., & Scharkow, M. (2014). Der Wert von Big Data für die Erforschung digitaler Medien. In R. Reichert (Ed.). Big Data. Analysen zum digitalen Wandel von Wissen, Macht und Ökonomie. Transcript Verlag. https://doi.org/10.14361/transcript.9783839425923.221

Scharkow, M. (2013). Automatische Inhaltsanalyse. In W. Möhring & D. Schlütz (Eds.). Handbuch standardisierte Erhebungsverfahren in der Kommunikationswissenschaft (pp. 289–306). Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-531-18776-1_16

Domahidi, E., Scharkow, M., & Quandt, T. (2012). Real friends and virtual life? Computer games as foci of activity for social community building. In P. Moy (Ed.). Communication and community (pp. 149–169). New York: Hampton Press.

Vogelgesang, J., & Scharkow, M. (2011). Messung der Publikumsagenda mittels Nutzungsstatistiken von Suchmaschinenanfragen. In O. Jandura, T. Quandt, & J. Vogelgesang (Eds.). Methoden der Journalismusforschung (pp. 299–313). Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-531-93131-9_17

Scharkow, M. (2010). Crowdsourcing von Inhaltsanalysen im World Wide Web? In N. Jackob, T. Zerback, O. Jandura, & M. Maurer (Eds.). Methoden der Online-Forschung: Das Internet als Forschungsinstrument und -gegenstand der Kommunikationswissenschaft (pp. 301–315). Köln: Halem.

Bleuel, F., Scharkow, M., Suckfüll, M., & Marks, G. (2010). Form follows function? Eine Onlinesortierstudie zur Rezeption von Filmplakaten. In J. Woelke, M. Maurer, & O. Jandura (Eds.). Forschungsmethoden für die Markt-und Organisationskommunikation (pp. 42–60). Köln: Halem.

Scharkow, M. (2010). Lesen und lesen lassen. Zum State of the Art automatischer Textanalyse. In M. Welker & C. Wünsch (Eds.). Die Online-Inhaltsanalyse (pp. 340–364). Köln: Halem.


Scharkow, M. (2012). Automatische Inhaltsanalyse und maschinelles Lernen [Automatic content analysis and machine learning]. Berlin: epubli.