February 17th, 2015 | by EJC
Unlike a traditional survey, which asks people to answer a specific question, a project in Georgia used triads so that people telling their stories could also interpret their own response. By using these 'micronarratives', innovators were able to see how behaviour and perceptions evolve over time as well as the effectiveness of measures designed to improve social conditions
August 26th, 2014 | by EJC
Election monitoring projects have been successful in policing blatant election fraud through citizen and third-party election monitoring, but the outcomes of these elections are not always closely related to a politician’s performance. The MIT Center for Civic Media looks at ways to extend monitoring activities beyond election cycles, using it as a tool for ongoing feedback and dialogue between elected officials and their constituents
February 17th, 2014 | by EJC
The United Nations emphasises the importance of statistics in policy development in preparation for the data revolution. Kelly Ng explains why
October 28th, 2013 | by EJC
Kenya's iHub recently released its research on crowdsourced information in the highly contested 2013 Kenya Presidential elections. Jared Ford explains what the report reveals about crowdsourcing methodologies and how journalists can adapt these findings to improve their newsgathering processes.