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Research profile

Uwe Matzat is an Assistant Professor of Sociology working in the Human-Technology Interaction Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). ). Uwe’s areas of exertise include survey research, experimental research, questionnaire construction and business advice specialties: statistical analysis /multivariate data analysis.

His current research interests include the design, use, and effects of social media - for individuals and for society. Recently he became interested in the use of social media for learning and Learning Analytics. Further research interests are in the field of web science, including research on online communities, social media, online and offline social networks, digital inequality, and social control on the Internet. His studies often transfer these topics to different application areas, such as learning, health, or social integration.

Academic background

Uwe Matzat received his PhD from the University of Groningen within the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) in 2001. He conducted his research at the Universities of Düsseldorf, Toronto, and Eindhoven. He also graduated in Sociology at the University of Duisburg (Germany).

His research has been published in journals, such as Journal of Computer Mediated Communication,Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, Social Networks, Computers & Education, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, and many others. He Uwe was Program Chair of several international conferences of the series General Online Research (http://www.gor.de). He is founding and serving editor of the International Journal of Internet Science.

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Research Output

A skills perspective on the adoption and use of mobile money services in Uganda

Kiconco, R. I., Rooks, G., Solano, G. & Matzat, U., 1 Nov 2019, In : Information Development. 35, 5, p. 724-738 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    De inzet van sociale media ter ondersteuning van zelfgestuurd leren

    Vrieling, E., Velthorst, G. & Matzat, U., 2019, In : Tijdschrift voor Lerarenopleiders. 40, 3, p. 181-191 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

    Effects of an artificial agent as a behavioral model on motivational and learning outcomes

    Fountoukidou, S., Ham, J., Matzat, U. & Midden, C., 1 Aug 2019, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 97, p. 84-93 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    Effects of a virtual model’s pitch and speech rate on affective and cognitive learning

    Fountoukidou, S., Matzat, U., Ham, J. & Midden, C., 1 Jan 2019, Persuasive Technology: Development of Persuasive and Behavior Change Support Systems - 14th International Conference, PERSUASIVE 2019, Proceedings. Karapanos, E., Kyza, E., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., Karppinen, P. & Win, K. T. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 16-27 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11433 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Inequality in mobilizing online help after a negative life event: the role of education, digital skills, and capital-enhancing Internet use

    van Ingen, E. & Matzat, U., 3 Apr 2018, In : Information, Communication & Society. 21, 4, p. 481-498 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    104 Downloads (Pure)


    • 4 Contributed talk
    • 3 Editorial activity

    International Follow-up workshop on distributed learning and collaboration (DLAC-III), Tübingen

    Uwe Matzat (Speaker)
    20 Jun 2008

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    General Online Research (GOR08), Hamburg

    Uwe Matzat (Speaker)
    12 Mar 2008

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    General Online Research (GOR07), Leipzig, Germany

    Uwe Matzat (Speaker)
    26 Mar 2007

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    International Journal of Internet Science (Journal)

    Uwe Matzat (Editorial board member)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

    Student theses

    Aangiftebereidheid van computercriminaliteit bij bedrijven

    Author: Dijk, J., 31 Aug 2011

    Supervisor: Matzat, U. (Supervisor 1) & Snijders, C. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Access and use of e-goverment services: the case of Iranian and Turkish immigrants in the Netherlands

    Author: Razvi Far, A., 30 Sep 2014

    Supervisor: Matzat, U. (Supervisor 1) & Sadowski, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    De rol van online reviews bij consumentenbeslissingen op het Internet

    Author: Beffers, T., 31 Mar 2007

    Supervisor: Willemsen, M. (Supervisor 1), Snijders, C. (Supervisor 2) & Matzat, U. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Does regular online assessment increase student performance in secondary vocational education?

    Author: Coumans, H., 30 Aug 2019

    Supervisor: Matzat, U. (Supervisor 1) & Snijders, C. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master