GDADS2 Coder Training Introduction

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Slides used at the beginning of the coder training for version 2.0 of the Global Digital Activism Data Set, an initiative of The Digital Activism Research Project at the University of Washington. (more info: http://digital-activism.org/index.php/projects/gdads/)

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GDADS2 Coder Training Introduction

  1. 1. GLOBAL DIGITAL ACTIVISM DATA SET 2.0 CODER TRAINING April 1, 2013
  2. 2. WHO IS DOING THIS RESEARCH? The Digital Activism Research Project | www.digital-activism.org
  3. 3. OUR RESEARCH QUESTION• Whatare the key features of digital activism campaigns around the world?• Howdo these features correlate with various measures of success?
  4. 4. OUR METHOD• Use content analysis• ...to ask questions about a a large number of digital activism campaigns• ...and end up with quantitative and comparable answers.
  5. 5. YOUR ROLE• Analyze digital activism campaigns• ...and turn that information into comparable data. sources: Global Voices, Greenpeace, Fahamu
  6. 6. HOW?• 1. Read descriptions of digital activism campaigns.
  7. 7. HOW?• 2. Answerquestions about those campaigns using the variables in the codebook.
  8. 8. HOW?• 3. Submityour variable values for each campaign using the online coder form.
  9. 9. HOW?• Read descriptions of digital activism campaigns.• Answer questions about those campaigns using the variables in the codebook.• Submityour variable values for each campaign using the online coder form. Any questions on the basic process?
  10. 10. WHY THIS TRAINING?• 1. To establish reliability (agreement) among coders.X ✓ Argentina! Argentina! Brazil! Argentina! 99? Argentina!
  11. 11. WHY THIS TRAINING? • 2. Toidentify any unclear or ambiguous instructions in the codebook and fix them. X ✓ This is so clear now! I don’t understand these instructions.PS: We will not change the variables themselves. We will only change the instructions to make the meaning of those variables clearer.
  12. 12. NOW LET’S READ THROUGHTHE CODEBOOK

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