GDADS Wins 2014 Prize in Public Interest Communication Research GDADS Wins 2014 Prize in Public Interest Communication Research
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Commentary and OpEds Edel Rodriguez

New York Times: Hungary’s Crackdown on the Press

(This originally appeared as “Hungary’s Crackdown on the Media“.) BUDAPEST — The European Union faces a challenging conundrum. While Hungary has embarked on building Europe’s most controlled media system, the European Commission just agreed in August to provide the country with nearly 22 billion euros of economic assistance. Hungary has […]

Books Reviews: State Power 2.0

Reviews: State Power 2.0

These are reviews of my edited collection State Power 2.0: “Interest in how governments use, manipulate, or even shut down the internet in the service of state power has been growing at a fever pitch. This collection provides an insightful framework for understanding these dynamics as well as an impressive […]

Academic Articles

Participation, Civics and Your Next Coffee Maker

This is the prepublication version of my response to the article by Ethan Zuckerman “New Media, New Civics?” published in Policy & Internet (2014: vol. 6, issue 2).  Final version, with Zuckerman’s essay and other responses, here.   Ethan Zuckerman’s essay on participatory civics offers a nice example of how […]

Policy Papers Digital Activism and Non Violent Conflict

Digital Activism and Non Violent Conflict

This project report, done with Frank Edwards and Mary Joyce, is mirrored at the website of the Digital Activism Research Project. Download:  Frank Edwards, Philip N. Howard, Mary Joyce, “Digital Activism and Non-Violent Conflict,” Digital Activism Research Project, 2013. 23 pp. Seattle, University of Washington. In order to analyze the […]

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Prezi: Qualitative Research I & II

Qualitative research employs a family of perspectives and tools that give an investigator very direct contact with research subjects, settings and artifacts, meaning both strengths and limitations for the method.    

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Prezi: Content Analysis

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Prezi: Focus Groups

Focus groups can be a systematic ways of collecting evidence about the social world, and as a method they have both strengths and weaknesses.  

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Prezi: Crafting Research Questions

This is a presentation on how to craft research questions, and how research questions from different humanistic, qualitative, comparative and quantitative approaches fit together constructively.