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Exploring information ecologies in public access settings

by , Wednesday July 23rd, 2008

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The information ecology methodology allows a group to illustrate the networks of trust that exist in a geographic community. The tool works like a photograph of people's personal networking experience. After developing several linkage maps, researchers can detect patterns in terms of trusted sources of information, or the information ecology around a focal point (a public access site in the context of the Global Impact Study project).

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Phase one fieldwork: Generating research designs

by , Tuesday July 1st, 2008

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The Country Research Teams have focused their summer 2008 research activities that will inform the development of research designs for the next phase of the Global Impact Study project. The primary methodology employed for this purpose is information ecology mapping (also known as linkage or social mapping).

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