I’ve recently been thinking and writing about digital activism research research methodologies and better ways of creating knowledge. Towards that end, here’s a simple standard for research and knowledge creation in the digital age:
- Open Process: crowdsourcing, resource-sharing, collaboration, publishing raw data and in-process versions of analysis, transparent methodology
- Open Product: publication (of data and analysis) with little or no restrictions on use
The aim of these standards is to:
- Maximize: information-sharing, data access, number of researchers working on a problem, number of insights, knowledge ultimately created
Minimize: lag time between data collection, analysis, and publication, cost of doing research
What do you think of Open Process/Open Product as a standard for research practice?