Research Design

The Global Impact Study’s research design was informed by a year of exploratory fieldwork in three pilot countries — Bangladesh, Chile, and Lithuania — and has evolved in the course of the project’s implementation.

Global Impact Study Research Design

  • The Research Problem — Our research questions, impact factors, and development domains
  • Research Activities — National-level inventories, venue and population surveys, and in-depth studies
  • Findings — Findings will tell us about the magnitude, use, and reach of public-access computing, as well as indirect impacts, direct impacts, and specific impact mechanisms

The study uses an open research approach, which guides the way we work, share, and communicate. You can browse research design updates to get a sense of how our research design has evolved; newest updates are listed first.