Do first-time smartphone users know their phone’s operating system? Evidence from field recruitment report.

This article was written by Mango, J., Duncan G, W., Kiiru, N., Chao, H,. Olango, J,. Amolo, A,. Nekesa, L,. and Chizi, M from DDD's research team. The DSO project’s research team recruited participants in rural, peri-urban and urban areas of Vihiga, Kisumu, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kilifi. The sample…

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What we learned at the DSO community bootcamp

5 cities; 150 first-time smartphone users; professional research methodology; constant observation and iteration. The Digital Skills Observatory is a sizable undertaking, worthy of the collective attention and hard work of the individuals that have stepped forward to take part. In January, we held our inaugural community bootcamp, where our first…

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Running an interview & recruiting pilot - Digital Skills Observatory

After running our bootcamp in January, we went into the field to test our recruiting questionnaire and our first interview questions. Our goals were to: Understand what it would be like to recruit 150 participants with our criteria, and how long it would take the field researchers to do so.…

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