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Open Kent drawing on Open Data Impacts survey

More active open data blogging should get going here again in the new year (you can find a quick update on some of the open, linked data bits I’ve been up to over here), but this post is just to quickly drop in a link to the Open Kent survey exploring how different potential groups […]

Open government data is not just a one-way flow…

[Summary: How can citizens, community institutions and social enterprise be part of producing ‘government’ data as well as consuming it? Some quick reflections…] (Cross-posted to Open Data Impacts blog) Alison Powell poses the question in this blog post of whether we are moving into an era of ‘policy-based evidence': where ideologically-driven policy making may lead to an […]

Web Science Poster #rswebsci

The following poster (also available on the report pages – please link there if referencing) was presented at the ‘Web Science: A New Frontier’ satellite meeting at The Royal Society Kavli Centre, 29th September 2010 and summarises some elements of the study. Click the image to access a full-size version on Flickr, or find a PDF copy […]

Online version: Open Data, Democracy and Public Sector Reform

A report based on the research for my MSc Dissertation is now available here*. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the research whether in discussions, interviews or responding to the survey. As promised, I’ve started to share data from the survey, and will add to this as time allows in coming weeks. Published for […]

Four thoughts on improving open government data

Hadley Beeman has been doing some fantastic work developing conversations and ideas to meet many of the challenges that current open government data users are encountering. You can read her latest update on the project over here. What I meant to be a short comment turned into a blog-length set of reflections, so – reposted […]


The University bit is done. Having a few days to breathe – and then I’ll try and work out how best to draw out the practical learning from the project…

Almost there…

After a few weeks battling with a very tight word-limit (note to self: don’t try an exploratory, mixed-method and strongly qualitative research design if faced with a 10,000 word limit in future…) I’ve almost completed the dissertation part of this project. I believe the dissertation itself needs to be marked before I can share it […]

Open Data in Developing Countries

The focus of my work is currently on the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project with the Web Foundation.

MSc – Open Data & Democracy

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