Democratizing Data

Data collection is almost always designed by experts who also dictate its use. The process is usually extractive, with little interaction between respondents and experts. It serves mainly to produce research, which may inform policy, in ways that experts deem relevant to respondent's lives. Participatory tracking is a digital tool which enables respondents to choose the data they would like to collect, and empowers them to analyze and act on their own data.

 

Community Based Visualizations

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ARTICLES RELATED TO THIS PRINCIPLE

May 2017
Videos: Participatory tracking
Empowering women with data
Videos: Participatory tracking
Empowering women with data
Apr 2017
Power to the People
Participatory Tracking, and Learning to Navigate Complexity
Power to the People
Participatory Tracking, and Learning to Navigate Complexity
Apr 2017
Participatory Tracking: Community designed visualizations
Data for women, by women, of women
Participatory Tracking: Community designed visualizations
Data for women, by women, of women
Apr 2017
Participatory Tracking: Data collection
How do you collect data for 32,000 women using a questionnaire designed by them?
Participatory Tracking: Data collection
How do you collect data for 32,000 women using a questionnaire designed by them?