Structured Analytics

  • Analyzing Representations of "Local Knowledge" in Tech Development

    This analytic set of questions was developed by Angela Okune (UC Irvine Anthropology) and Leah Horgan (UC Irvine Informatics) to query a range of multimedia artifacts related to technology development in the "global South".

  • Anthro Data Questions

    A set of questions for the chapter in the Anthro Data volume. These will primarily be geared towards analyzing our experiences at the RDA. 

  • Decolonizing the University

    This analytic seeks to understand how scholars have understood the relevance of scholarly knowledge to “undeveloped,” vulnerable communities and how this has been shaped, delimited, critiqued and transfigured over time, especially by leaders and scholars in Africa during the shift from colonial rule to postcolonial independence.

  • Querying "Refusal" and "Resistance"

    This analytic question set was devised to support the reading and note-taking of key works used in preparation for Okune's AAA paper on "refusing to be data" (Nov 2018).

  • Querying Analyses of Collaboration and Approaches to Data

    UPDATED for second-order querying of analysts' understandings of collaborative formations. Developed collaboratively by Kim Fortun, James Adams, and Angela Okune on a Zoom call on July 26, 2018.

  • Reading Qual Data Repository Platforms

    This analytic set of questions are adapted from an original set of questions developed by the PECE Design Group (led by K. Forun) to enable collaborative evaluation of diverse digital platforms, aiming to understand how different digital platforms work, enacting particular language ideologies and assumptions about the dynamics of knowledge production and communication. The goal with this set of questions is to enhance capacity to make sense of digital infrastructure as textual and cultural as well as technical forms. For her PhD dissertation project, Okune has adapted the original set of questions to query digital platforms in use by research groups around the globe that work with and manage qualitative data. She will use these analytics to query the guidelines developed for use of the platforms. These analytics will form the basis of landscape analysis of the approaches and tools in use towards managing qualitative data and help to provide a broader context for the specific data sharing instance that is being attempted in Nairobi.