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Open data, open research discussion at ICTD 2012

by , Tuesday April 3rd, 2012

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Open data, open research discussion at ICTD 2012

The Global Impact Study held a session during ICTD 2012 in Atlanta to discuss open data and open research. After providing an overview of the Global Impact Study, survey instruments, and open research and open data, we divided the participants into three groups (the public/users, researchers, and sponsors/funders) to hear perspectives from different types of stakeholders. Each group discussed five questions regarding open data and open research. Even though it is challenging to talk about the multitude of issues surrounding open data in a short session, we received a considerable amount of relevant and useful feedback. Varying audiences, such as the public, researchers, and sponsors/funders, all have different considerations, priorities, and ideals of an open data approach. There are many factors, from a variety of viewpoints, that go into an open research approach and opening up data to the public.

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Survey methodology report released

by , Wednesday February 22nd, 2012

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Much of the Global Impact Study data comes from our public access ICT user survey, venue survey, and non-user survey in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines. Conducting such surveys in diverse countries is a complex process that requires rigorous methodologies to ensure the data and subsequent findings are sound. Our methodology report presents the context and the methodologies used for each of the three surveys. In addition to providing details about the survey implementation in each of the five countries, the report also covers the challenges we faced with these surveys and our mitigation strategies for these challenges.

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Communications and knowledge-sharing discussion

by , Friday July 30th, 2010

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In March 2010 Global Impact Study team members working on the in-depth studies, survey, and inventory activities gathered to harmonize impact indicators and discuss the project's approach to communications knowledge sharing. You can download the communications and knowledge-sharing presentation and view photos from the workshop.

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Cognitive testing to improve survey instruments

by , Saturday June 26th, 2010

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Our survey implementation teams completed cognitive testing of the venue operator and user surveys at the end of May. Overall, we find no serious problems with the questionnaire instruments, although there are several areas we can improve.

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Survey pilot testing strategy

by , Saturday June 26th, 2010

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Our venue operator and user surveys are currently being tested in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile and the Philippines.

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