2010

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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, […]

Quick survey update

I’m keeping the Open Data Impacts survey open for a few more weeks, until the 14th June, to allow extra time for responses – as word is still getting out to different communities of open data users. If you’ve not yet had a look and completed the survey you can find it here: http://limesurvey.oii.ox.ac.uk/index.php?sid=28672 Ta.

Processes of unlocking data: open data study

Processes of unlocking data: open data study

To use open government data, first there has to be some data there. For reasons of scope and space, the dramatic opening up of government datasets over the last few years is likely to be little more than a few lines at the start of my dissertation before I turn to look at use of data, but […]

Abstract ok; but a title change

It seems the examining board liked the abstract I put forward for my dissertation, but the title wasn’t, well, formal and boring enough. Fortunately the chance to re-write and re-submit my title has given me the opportunity to bring it more into line with some of the theory coming up in the literature review I’m […]

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