Technology and Democracy

  • 2017 Feb 08

    Stories and Statistics: Why we need mixed methods to understand international development

    Location: 

    Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Suite 200N, 124 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge
    4:15pm to 5:30pm

    Quantitative or qualitative: which evaluation method is more useful?  This has long been a contentious debate in the field of international development.  Yet while individual methods like randomized control trials, ethnography, structured observations, and interviews are each well-placed to reveal parts of the picture, each can also miss important parts of the whole.  Thus the question is: how can researchers become more deliberate and holistic in using mixed methods to understand the full picture?  The Transparency for Development Project is seeking to answer that question in its pursuit of understanding of whether, where, and how citizen-led transparency and accountability interventions can improve health.  Join us as T4D Principal Investigators Archon Fung, Dan Levy, and Stephen Kosack reflect on the T4D project’s mixed method approach and draw on early insights from the evaluation that demonstrate the importance of integrating qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluating development programs.

  • 2017 Feb 07

    Making Open Data Open for All

    Location: 

    Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Room 226
    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Ash Center Technology and Democracy Workshop Series
     
     
    Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit. Learn more about open data and how to apply it to municipal data portals.
  • 2016 Nov 15

    Unleashing the Freedom of Information Act

    Location: 

    Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Room 226
    4:00pm to 7:00pm

     

    Ash Center Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

    Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit.


    Space is limited! RSVP required at Eventbrite

    This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill. Equipment (a laptop, etc.) or prerequisite reading may be required.

     

  • 2016 Nov 01

    Design Thinking for Policymakers

    Location: 

    Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Room 226
    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Ash Center Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

    Join Ash Center Technology and Democracy Fellows to develop your digital toolkit.


    Space is limited! RSVP required at Eventbrite

    This is a hands-on workshop; participants are expected to arrive ready to learn and practice a new skill. Equipment (a laptop, etc.) or prerequisite reading may be required.

     

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