Participatory data collection and management in low-resource contexts: A field trial with urban refugees

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Abstract

As access to and control of data becomes increasingly democratized, understanding the potential and constraints for low resource contexts has important implications for system design as well as practice. Our research pushes the bounds of current system deployment by proposing and testing an ICT-based participatory data management system to transform participants from data providers to data consumers. This tool begins with participatory design, which engages participants in deciding which types of data to collect. Then, it involves training them in data collection, analysis and management. This enables participants to gain basic data science skills to make informed decisions. Our study uses mixed methods to explore the feasibility and effects of this system with urban refugees living in Rwanda. The quantitative results indicate refugees' perceived effectiveness in using the system to build communities is directly influenced by system usability assessments, which in turn are influenced by education levels but not ICT self-efficacy. Qualitative results highlight the community-based interactions experienced by all participants and highlight important differences in pursuing projects with urban versus camp-based refugees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450361224
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 4 2019
Event10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2019 - Ahmedabad, India
Duration: Jan 4 2019Jan 7 2019

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NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

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Other10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2019
CountryIndia
CityAhmedabad
Period1/4/191/7/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Xu, Y., & Maitland, C. F. (2019). Participatory data collection and management in low-resource contexts: A field trial with urban refugees. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2019 [a18] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3287098.3287104
Xu, Ying ; Maitland, Carleen Frances. / Participatory data collection and management in low-resource contexts : A field trial with urban refugees. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2019. Association for Computing Machinery, 2019. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series).
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Participatory data collection and management in low-resource contexts : A field trial with urban refugees. / Xu, Ying; Maitland, Carleen Frances.

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Xu Y, Maitland CF. Participatory data collection and management in low-resource contexts: A field trial with urban refugees. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, ICTD 2019. Association for Computing Machinery. 2019. a18. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/3287098.3287104