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Group project matrix

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Data Collection Matrix for each case study :


Note: This is a work in progress. Please feel free to edit and improve on the variables so that we will have a comparable set of data to work with.


Background Geographic and political data Application and Outcome



Target Audience

Geographic scope



targeted Country of actor

Types of Technology used Web Hosting Platform

Social media tools

Time data



Country level indicators  

Political regime

Press freedom

Internet penetration rate


ICT Index


Gini Coefficient


Framing and Strategy

Causes and Problems

Motivational frame

Mobilization strategy

Actor Data

Who is behind

Who provides Support Funding




Social change



Policy change


Potential information Sources


Hey All, thought this would be useful for everyone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WorldMapLiteracy2011.png. This is a link to a world map showing literacy rates in percentages by country. Put out by the UNDP in 2011, and is hosted on Wikipedia. Enjoy!


Also, a Map complied with Data from the CIA, 2009 regarding the Gini Coefficient levels worldwide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GINIretouchedcolors.png


The ICT Development Index, by the International Telecommunication Union


See also:
Measuring the Information Society 2012



Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index 2011-2012

Transparency International


GINI Index:



Comments (21)

Julianne Kelso said

at 11:32 am on Oct 13, 2012

I'm a little confused about how we should be filling this out. Could you possibly create an example? Even if it's just a made-up, hypothetical example, it would be very helpful!

Leslie Chan said

at 2:11 pm on Oct 15, 2012

The original formatting was confusing because some of the texts were jumbled up. I think the category and subcategories are fairly clear cut, and as I noted, this matrix is very much a work in progress. I tried to provide some links where you will find relevant information, but in all the information should be very easy to find.

If you have specific categories that need further explanation, I would be happy to do so.

Matthew NeeFa Wang said

at 3:39 pm on Oct 14, 2012

I agree with Julianne! An example of how we should be filling the above chart out would help a lot. How would I use this data collection matrix for Northern China? What part of Northern China should I focus on in following this matrix? Thank you for your help and time.

Leslie Chan said

at 2:15 pm on Oct 15, 2012

Have you been able to look through the Global Voice web site to look for potential case studies? Kethees and I recommended some relevant TED talks. The Clay Shirky article mentioned some.

I would also recommend the writing by Guobin Yang, author of The Power of the Internet in China, Citizen Activism Online. He cites many online activism examples in his book. If you can get a hold of his book, you can Google him and find some of his articles online.

Once you have a case study selected, the rest of the data should be easy to gather.

Katie Ahern said

at 9:19 am on Oct 15, 2012

Hey All, thought this would be useful for everyone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WorldMapLiteracy2011.png. This is a link to a world map showing literacy rates in percentages by country. Put out by the UNDP in 2011, and is hosted on Wikipedia. Enjoy!

Leslie Chan said

at 2:16 pm on Oct 15, 2012

Could you move this to the page above? Thanks!

Katie Ahern said

at 2:28 pm on Oct 16, 2012

Sure thing!

Cera said

at 7:43 pm on Oct 15, 2012

So in the report the first body paragraph would be Background, the second would be Geographic and political data and the third would be Application and Outcome?

Ka Lee said

at 9:19 pm on Oct 15, 2012

Would the "target audience" section be the target audience that the event/case study is based on and for? Or would it relate to the target audience to which types of actors will pay attention to these types of events?

Naseem Khan said

at 11:29 am on Oct 19, 2012

Thought some may find this useful! http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm

luchen said

at 1:52 pm on Oct 23, 2012

I was still a little confused about how to fill in the matrix. For example, about the framing and strategy part, should we just be claiming which strategy we use, like the causes and problems, or giving further explanation about what are the causes and problems?

Ketheesakumaran Navaratnam said

at 2:58 pm on Oct 23, 2012

Hi Prof. Chan, how appropriate is it to include economic and women empowerment indicators in the matrix? Thanks.

Becky Hillyer said

at 5:50 pm on Oct 23, 2012

Luchen, the idea of the data matrix is to provide a very brief overview of your case study and context. We are not expecting large explanations. This is meant to be more of a tool for the groups to be able to compare each other's case studies for the comparative piece of the group project.

Keethes, if you feel that economic and women's empowerment indicators make sense for your context, please feel free to add them to the matrix!

Kirthika Umasuthan said

at 6:36 pm on Oct 24, 2012

Would you be able to clarify the meaning of "motivational frame" ?

Denisse Albornoz said

at 10:55 pm on Oct 24, 2012

yes please.

Leslie Chan said

at 2:58 pm on Oct 25, 2012

It simply means what strategy or framing was used to motivate people to participate or to pay attention to the cause.

rabia said

at 2:09 pm on Oct 25, 2012

I'm confused, do we follow the matrix or answer the questions posted in the instruction page?

Becky Hillyer said

at 2:41 pm on Oct 25, 2012

Rabia, please read the instruction page more carefully. You need to respond to the questions on the instruction page AND fill-out the matrix. However, for the matrix, the information should be in short, bulleted points. It should basically just provide a very quick overview of your case study and context.

rabia said

at 3:05 pm on Oct 25, 2012

Oh okay, thank you!

Becky Hillyer said

at 2:53 pm on Oct 25, 2012

We've received a question via email about the meanings of the "motivational frame" and "mobilization strategy" phrases, under the "Framing and Strategy" section of the matrix. For "motivational frame," we want to know what factor(s) have motivated the group of citizens within your case study to become actively involved in making political changes. For the "mobilization strategy" we would like to know what tactics were used to leverage citizen voices/actions in order to make a difference at a political level.

Remember, you do not necessarily have to answer EVERYTHING on the matrix, if you feel that there are some areas that don't apply to your particular case study. You should think of this more so as a tool for which to present and compare your information to group members and the rest of the class.

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