This research initiative was conceived as an interdisciplinary research project. Participants from the two research groups soon realized that their respective disciplinary backgrounds are (a) different in epistemologies and methodologies; and, in (b) their epistemic foundations and socio-ethical ambitions. Therefore, team members designed a process that includes (1) an exploratory, (2) an observation, and (3) research design phase, prior to starting the empirical research.
Research ambition: Focus on human decision making and changing behavior in addressing challenges of data metabolism. We call data metabolism data/digital matter(s) that move in and out of the digital space of an organization, are stored, multiplied, copied – all of which require energy and pose specific risks.