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Dr. phil. Steffen Lepa M.A.

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Scientific collaborateur in cluster-of-excellence research project Medium und Emotion

Leader of research project:
"Survey Musik und Medien. Empirische Basisdaten und theoretische Modellierung der Mediatisierung alltäglicher Musikrezeption in Deutschland"


Office hours: Tuesdays 12-14h (Room H 2001 E)
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Contact:

E-Mail: steffen.lepa AT tu-berlin.de
Phone: +49 30 314 29313
Telefax: +49 30 314 21143

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Research interests

  • Media reception / media use
  • Media education / instructional design
  • Social research methodology
  • Computer-based research and analysis instruments
  • Neurocognitive social media psychology
  • Bologna process and study programmee evaluation
  • Digital Cultures and media philosophy
  • Sound design, film music, multimedia production
  • youth culture / adolescence research

 

 

Publications

The Emotionality of Sonic Events : Testing the Geneva Emotional Music Scale (GEMS) for Popular and Electroacoustic Music
Citation key lykartsis_emotionality_2013
Author Lykartsis, Athanasios and Pysiewicz, Andreas and von Coler, Henrik and Lepa, Steffen
Title of Book Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion (ICME3)
Year 2013
ISBN 978-951-39-5250-1
Address Jyväskyla, Finland
Note 00000
Editor Luck, Geoff and Brabant, Olivier
Abstract In the present study the Geneva Emotional Music Scale (GEMS-25) and its German offshoot, the GEMS-28-G were tested for measurement invariance across different types of musical stimuli. Additionally, the comparability of scores across the different language versions was checked. While alternative scales are often based on general dimensional or categorical emotion theories and are thus "stimulus-neutral", the domain-specific likert-type emotion scale GEMS is designed to especially capture the emotions evoked when listening to music. Within the study, an online survey was administered (n = 245) using a stimuli set of 20 excerpts from musical pieces. By analyzing the data with structural equation modeling (SEM), we tried to verify the reliability of the scales in terms of measurement invariance towards popular/classic music as well as towards the genre of electroacoustic music, employing the latter as an extreme case of a "non-conventional musical style". We subsequently also tested for measurement invariance across languages. Concerning music styles, measurement invariance of the original GEMS-25 was achieved only at the "configural level", while the GEMS-28-G could reach at least "weak factorial invariance". This demonstrates that only for the German version the contextual meaning of the construct remains constant across different musical genres with a reasonable fit. Nevertheless, researchers should be cautious when comparing GEMS factor scores achieved with very heterogenic musical styles in future studies, regardless in which language.
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Curriculum Vitae

since 2012
Project leader of national-funded research project “Survey Musik und Medien. Empirische Basisdaten und theoretische Modellierung der Mediatisierung alltäglicher Musikrezeption in Deutschland” as part of the DFG-priority programme DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms “Mediatisized Worlds” .

since 2010
Postdoc researcher at the Audio Communication Group, Institute for Language and Communication at Technical University of Berlin, in the research project “Medium und Emotion” as part of the Berlin Cluster of Excellence network “Languages of Emotion

2009 – 2010
Teaching appointment for questionaire design and graphical data analysis with SPSS at the Faculty for Education and Social Sciences at Oldenburg University

2009 – 2010
Scientific lecturer (social research methodology) at the Institute for Pedagogics der Universität Oldenburg

2009 – 2010
Teaching appointment for multivariate statistics at the Faculty for Education and Social Sciences at Oldenburg University

September 2009
Promotion to a Doctor of Philosophy (“summa cum laude”) by the Faculty for Education and Social Sciences of Oldenburg University with the dissertation thesis:
“Jenseits des Films. Quantitativ-inhaltsanalytische Rekonstruktion von filmischen Verstehens- und Aneignungsprozessen mit Hilfe der Postrezeptiven Lesartenanalyse (PLA)”, supervised by Prof. Yvonne Ehrenspeck (general pedagogics) und Prof. Bernard Kittel (social research methodology)

2007 – 2010
Scientific lecturer (media education, social research methodology) at the Institute for Pedagogics at Oldenburg University

2007 – 2009
Teaching appointment for statistics with SPSS at the Faculty for Education and Social Sciences at Oldenburg University

2005 – 2009
Teaching appointment for digital audio editing at Braunschweig University of Fine Arts

2005 – 2007
Scientific research assistant in the national funded research project “Kommunikatbildungsprozesse Jugendlicher zur Todesthematik und Filmische Instruktionsmuster” at the Arbeitsbereich “Philosophie der Erziehung” (Prof. Dieter Lenzen) at Freien Universität Berlin

2005 – 2006
Teaching appointment for information psychology at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

2003 – 2005
Master Study of Media Management at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (Master of Arts degree, final grade: 1,5 / ECTS-Grade B – very good)

2003 – 2005
Responsible leader of the digital audio studio of the Central Media Service Unit at Braunschweig University of Fine Arts

2002
Student research assistent at the BmBF/MWK-funded research project “CRIMP – Criteria for Evaluation of Audiovisuals in Multimedia Production“, of the Research Centre L3S, University of Hannover

1998 – 2003
Master study of Media Studies, Psychology and Media Technology at the Technical University of Braunschweig and Braunschweig University of Fine Arts (Master of Arts degree with final grade: 1,3)

1997 – 1998
Alternative civilian service at the daycare house for the elderly disabled of Lebenshilfe gGmbH, Braunschweig

1997
University entrance diploma (“Abitur”) in English, Music, History (bilingual) und Computer Science at the Gymnasium Ricarda-Huch-Schule, Braunschweig, Germany (final grade: 1,8)

born on July, 30th 1978 in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany.

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