Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Collecting Data in Uganda via SMS

Sorry for the light blog posting over the past weeks. Although I haven't blogged about this before, I'm a fan of collecting data in the field rather than in the laboratory, so I've been following the work of people like Sam Gosling over the past year. One new development in field methods is the use of SMS data and here's a new article about using such data in the developing world to find out what beneficiaries of social programs want and need. The results from the polls are posted on the uReport website. Here's one example of mapped results.