Persistent themes in ICT4D Research: priorities for inter-methodological exchange

Jonathan Donner and Kentaro Toyama

Abstract

Efforts to bridge methodological and theoretical gaps are of particular value to the ICT4D field. In this paper, we highlight how certain persistent themes in ICT4D research are amenable to ‘bridging’ exercises. The themes are: defining users, closing divides, and establishing impact. For each theme, we present a call for more actionable statistics and data, and suggest parameters for improved interdisciplinary dialogue. We close by considering new ways to leverage technology in these bridging exercises.

Details

Publication typeUnPublished
URLhttp://www.jonathandonner.com/DonnerToyama_ISI2009prepub.pdf
Book titlepresented at the 57′th Session of the International Statistics Institute (ISI), Durban, South Africa.
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