Global Digital Activism Data Set: Version 1.0 Release

Version 1.0 of the Global Digital Activism Set launches today.

Today we are proud to announce the release of version 1.0 of the Global Digital Activism Data Set (GDADS), a collection of digital activism cases from around the world, created as an open resource to scholars.   All materials have a Creative Commons license.

This research was made possible through the generous support of the United States Institute of Peace, with additional support from the MacArthur Foundation, and with institutional support from the University of Washington.

This release includes the following resources.  Some are available via email so we can track distribution. All requests will be answered promptly.

1) Documentation: User’s Manual and Codebook 
Description: Contains project history, data description, methodology notes, variable definitions.
Format: Personal Document File (.pdf)
AccessDownload Link

2) Coded Case Studies Spreadsheet
Description: Contains 1,180 cases of digital activism from 151 countries and dependent territories, rangine from 1982 through 2012, coded according to 57 variables.
Format: Excel (.xlsx)
Access: email request to Mary at mjoyce AT uw DOT edu

3) Case Study Sources Spreadsheet
Description: Contains links and citations to the source materials for 1,346 cases of digital activism initially collected for the GDADS project.
Format: Excel (.xlsx)
Access: email request to Mary at mjoyce AT uw DOT edu

If you have any additional questions about the project, please contact Mary Joyce at mjoyce AT uw DOT edu.

Mary Joyce
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