July 2010

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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 […]

Who is using open government data? Survey analysis

I’ve been uploading more of the raw data from the survey to the survey page today alongside putting together a reflective-journal/open-workbench presentation detailing the analysis behind the ‘Open Government Data User Motivations’ section of my dissertation write up. The presentation is embedded below or accessible on SlideShare here. Who is using Open Government Data – […]

Why put government data online?

I’m revisiting my literature review as I enter the last few weeks of writing up this study for my MSc dissertation, and I wanted to try and get a sense of all the different arguments that have been put forward for the release of Open Government Data. So, here’s the ongoing list of different arguments […]

It’s not just about machine readable

One of the approaches I’ve been using in trying to analyse the 50 or so different cases of open data use I’ve collected in this study is to divide up the different processes of data use. I started with a simple schematic, and building on the theoretical reading I’ve been doing around data and information, […]

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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