My projects and collaborations have produced several kinds of original data sets and archives. I strongly believe in sharing data, references, and ideas as soon as they might be of value, even though some would say there’s a risk of being plagiarized.
All original data here have a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, and are designed to be shared and remixed. Please let me know if you publish your analysis of the data so that I can learn from your observations. If you expand or extend your data in some way, please let me know and I’ll help disseminate your work. Please remember to acknowledge some of the core work of the original contributors when you present your new work.
First, there are original archives and collections of literature and policy data:
- A archive of grey literature about technology diffusion and international development;
- A survey of Universal Service Fund plans from around the world.
Second, there are replication data sets for articles I have published:
- Replication data for IT and Omnivorous News Diets;
- Replication data for Sizing Up Information Societies;
- Replication data for Telecommunications Reform, Internet Use, and Mobile Phone Adoption in the Developing World;
- Replication Data for What Best Explains Successful Protest Cascades? ICTs and the Fuzzy Causes of the Arab Spring.
Third, there is the official ICPSR filing of “ICT Diffusion and Distribution Data Set, 1990-2007“. This is the collection of our work computing gini coefficients for technology access around the world.
Fourth, there are the event history and comparative communication data sets that I have been working on:
- Global Digital Activism Data Set
- Incidents of Compromised Records 1980-2006
- When Do States Disconnect Their Digital Networks, 1985-2011
- Technology Metabolism Index + Gini Coefficients for Technology Access
Finally, there is the data behind some specific figures and charts. These are often not raw data sets but the aggregated data that has to be massaged into place to actually make an interpretable figure. These are not all the figures, just the ones people have requested for reproduction purposes:
- From Howard, Philip N., and Aiden Duffy, Deen Freelon, Muzammil Hussain, Will Mari, and Marwa Mazaid. “Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring?” Project on Information Technology and Political Islam Data Memo 2011.1. Seattle: University of Washington, 2011.